Fresh Apple Cake with Swedish Apples

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It is apple season here in Sweden and with changing of the leafs, there isn’t nothing more that signifies the fall season to me, than those two things. Growing up on the coast of South Carolina there wasn’t much chance of seeing the changing of the leafs but we did have apples on my Grandparents’ farm.

I am excited to see how the leafs are changing here in Sweden, but I have already started eating the wonderful Swedish apples. The other week I posted about going to Blåsbo Äppelmusteri and getting some great apples for baking, and I am trying to make the most of those apples. There is only one problem: I need more apples! This cake used the last of the apples and I need to plan another visit to Christina.

This cake was a bit of an experiment in that I wanted to see how the vanilla cake that I use a lot would go with big chunks of apple on top with cinnamon sugar. This cake recipe is a recipe that I started using because I couldn’t always find a box cake mix. As it turns out, this recipe is better than a box cake mix. I don’t think I will ever use a box cake mix again because this recipe is simple to use and is probably just as fast. All I can say is that this yellow cake recipe works as a plain cake (I use it to make a basic cake and/or cupcakes) and even better when you add the apples for a bit of fall season heaven.

I hope you enjoy the cake as much as M and I do.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups or 4dl and 75ml of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups or 4dl of caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup or 1dl of vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2cup or 3dl of milk (you can use up to 1 1/2 or 3dl of milk if you want more of a moist cake, I would even go as far as using 1 cup or 2dl of milk and 1/2 cup or 1 dl of apple juice)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 large or about 7 small apples (you want enough apples to cover the top of the cake with large slices of apples)
  • 2 tablespoon of Cinnamon Sugar (use equal parts of cinnamon and sugar)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350f or 175c and butter/flour a 9″ or 24cm baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add your dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, salt, and caster suage, using a whisk to mixing them together.
  3. Next add the oil, eggs, milk, and vanilla until everything is mixed but be careful to not over mix the mixture. This will take about 2 minutes of whisking everything together.
  4. Finally add the mixture to the pan and arrange the apple chunks onto the top of the cake batter and sprinkle with cinnimon sugar. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (if the top starts to get too dark while baking cover the cake with tinfoil and bake in the bottom rack of the oven.) Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack until it is fully cooled. Serve warm or at room temperature with a little vanilla cream sauce.

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