Danish Apple Cake

Danish Apple Cake

As usual I had excessively overestimated how many apples we would actually eat last week (answer is none by the way!).  So when faced with a pile of them I decided to make this really easy Danish Apple Cake, which also ties in well with the fact Copenhagen is the host city for this years Eurovision and also this was to be Saturday nights dessert (and lets face it, poor Stuart was going to be subjected to too many hours of crazy euro-tunes!)

Danish Apple Cake (Slightly adapted from a recipe by Frank Camorra. Serves 6)

Ingredients

175g butter, softened
175g caster sugar
3 eggs
175g self-raising flour
500g Golden Delicious apples
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. white sugar

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan
  • Line and grease a 22 cm cake tin
  • Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy
  • Then beat in the eggs, one at a time until completely mixed in
  • Sieve the flour into mixture and fold in well
  • Peel and core the apples and then thinly slice them
  • Spread half of the mixture on the bottom of the cake tin and then cover with half of the apples.
  • Sprinkle over the apples with 1 tsp. of cinnamon (or as much as you like really!)
  • Cover these with the rest of the mixture and arrange the remaining apples in a pattern over the top
  • Mix the remaining cinnamon and sugar then sprinkle over the apples
  • Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 35 minutes, it may take longer depending on your oven and also how juicy the apples are!
  • To check if it’s ready, insert a skewer in the centre; it should come out clean.

Serve warmed with a large dollop of cream or ice-cream and a healthy side of cheesy tunes!

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