Scandinavian Apple Cake

Scandinavian Apple Cake

As both my hubby and I are of Scandinavian descent, this cake most definitely in our lane!  It’s lovely to look at and absolutely delicious to eat and has been given the 2 thumbs up by our good friend Chef Andrea Carlson the owner of Burdock and Co. here in Vancouver and a recent recipient of her first Michelin Star!

Makes one 9” Round Cake

3 – 4 medium-size apples
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 cups sifted unbleached flour
¼ tsp. salt
¾ cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup sour cream

To Finish the Cake:

¼ cup apple jelly, melted
2 Tbsp. toasted sliced almonds

Either coat a 9” springform pan with baking spray or butter the pan & set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350F

Sift flour again with baking powder & salt onto wax paper.

Peel apples; remove cores and cut into 6 wedges; place apple wedges in a large bowl.

Combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat with electric mixer at medium-high speed, scraping bowl often, for 3 – 5 minutes or until very light and fluffy.

Stir in half the flour mixture along with the sour cream. Add remaining flour, mixing well until batter is smooth; pour into prepared pan. Toss apples with 2 Tbsp. sugar and the cinnamon. Arrange apple wedges on top of cake batter, pushing pieces partly into batter.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, checking after 60 minutes, or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen cake around edge with knife; release spring and carefully life off side of pan.

Brush top of cake with melted apple jelly; sprinkle with nuts. Serve warm or cold.



  1. I do love myself a nice apple cake, and this one looks especially nice. The jelly and nuts give it a wonderful glossy look.

    • I agree Frank…there is something so comforting about an apple cake. I recently made a “Kentish” apple cake and loved it! Seems you can’t go wrong with an apple cake of some kind!

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