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Norwegian apple cake (Eplekake)
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Norwegian apple cake (Eplekake)

Authentic Norwegian apple cake (Eplekake) made the traditional way. Delicious dessert that's perfect for autumn.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Norwegian
Keyword: apples
Servings: 8
Calories: 459kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap


Apple filling

  • 4 apples
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon

Cake batter


  • Heat the oven to 180°C
  • Peel the apples and remove the cores. Cut them into thin wedges. Place in a bowl or plastic bag, and coat with 3 tablespoon sugar and 2 tablespoon cinnamon. Stir or shake to coat the apples evenly.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar with an electric whisk until creamy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, and whisk in between.
  • Through a sieve, add the flour and baking powder to the batter.
  • Carefully use a spatula or spoon to mix the flour with the wet ingredients. Careful not to overmix.
  • Using a 22 cm springform tin, add a baking sheet to the bottom, and grease the sides of the tin.
  • Add half the batter to the tin, and place the apple wedges with the thin sides down in circles to completely cover the bottom of the tin.
  • Add the second half of the batter over the apples, and repeat with the remaining apples.
  • Bake in the oven for 50 min to 1 hour. To check if the cake is done, insert a metal skewer to the middle and see if it comes out clean. If there is not batter on the skewer, the cake is ready to come out.
  • Leave the cake to rest for at least 10 minutes, and serve warm with vanilla ice cream or custard.


Calories: 459kcal