I made this cake for mothers day. Let’s just say I earned some bonus points. This cake is very simple but packed with flavour!
Even though this cake doesn’t photograph well, trust me when I tell you, it’s easily gulped down. Quickly and in large quantities!
Apple cake with streusel topping
4 dl / 1.75 cups granulated sugar
100 grams butter
6 dl / 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
2 dl / 0.8 cup yoghurt or sour cream
8 small or 4 large apples of your choice
3 tablespoons apple sauce
50 grams butter
1.5 dl / 0.6 cup all-purpose flour
1 dl / 0.4 cup granulated sugar
Set your oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350F). Melt your butter and set it aside to cool. Whisk the eggs and sugar until white and fluffy. Mix the dry ingredients and sift into the egg mixture, then add the yoghurt or sour cream and melted butter a stir until combined. Peel the apples and dice into relatively small cubes, fold them into the batter together with the apple sauce. Grease and bread a springform pan (approx. 24cm / 9.5 inches in diameter). Pour the batter into the springform pan and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
While the cake is baking, pinch together the ingredients for the topping until it has the consistency of damp sand. When the 20 minutes are up, take the cake out of the oven and put the streusel topping on. Then bake for an additional 30-40 minutes. Test it with a fork in the middle of the cake, it should come out clean. It doesn’t have to come out completely dry but it also shouldn’t be wet.