Monday, 9 May 2011

toril's apple cake

I was lucky enough to get a piece of a delicious Norwegian apple cake made by my friend Peder the other day. The table was covered in cakes and I slithered past the hungry horde and grabbed a bit. I took it home wrapped in a napkin and sat down to enjoy it with a cup of tea. It was worth the wait. A not ungenerous layer of sponge, topped with sliced apple, cinnamon and some chopped almonds.

Peder calls it Toril’s apple cake, and says it must be easy, since he can make it. It’s worth the effort.  Let's all have a go at making this lovely Norwegian treat.

125 g butter + butter for tin
125 g sugar + 2tsp
125 g flour   
3-4 apples
2 tsp cinammon
10-12 chopped almonds

Set the oven to 200C/375F/gas Mark 6 and grease a 20ch cake tin

  • rub butter, flour and all but two tsp of sugar into a crumbly mix
  • stir in a teaspoon of baking powder
  • stir in both eggs
  • spread mix out into greased baking tin
  • peel, core and slice apples
  • cover mix with slices of apple
  • chop the almonds and sprinkle over apples
  • mix tsp of cinammon and 2tsp of sugar together and sprinkle over apples and almonds

Bake for 30-40 min

Cream:  an additional extra if you want it..

Beat 3 eggyolks and 3 tbs sugar until fluffy.  Add scrapings from a vanilla pod and 2 dl of whipped cream.  Mix well.

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