Amazing Apple Cake

Here it is, my recipe on the Amazing Apple Cake!

My mom makes this every year, on her birthday; the 10th of October, at that time of year where the first good apples are ripe. For this apple cake, however, you don’t need perfectly ripe and beautiful apples – it can just as well be made with the apples you pick up from the grass under the apple tree. The apples should preferably be a bit sour, not too sweet.

You will need:

  • about 330 g flour
  • 110 g sugar – for the dough
  • 220 g butter (directly from the fridge)
  • a little salt
  • 1 beaten egg
  • about 1 kg apples, sour ones
  • 100 g raisins
  • 50 g chopped almonds
  • 75 g sugar – for the filling
  • 1 table spoon corn starch
  • lemon peel from one lemon

Mix flour, sugar and salt in a bowl, and cut the butter in small pieces. Use your hands (or a foodprocessor) to mix it until the mixture looks like grated cheese. Add half of the beaten egg, and knead it to a smooth dough.

Use about 3/4 of the dough to line a 24 cm diameter cake tin – on the bottom as well as the sides. Place the tin and the remaining dough in the fridge while you prepare the filling.

Peel the apples, and slice them thinly. Mix them with the raisins, almonds, sugar, corn starch and lemon peel. Now fill the cake tin with the apple mixture, and make sure to press it together firmly. The rest of the dough can be rolled out and cut into strips of about 1½ cm in width, which can be crossed over the apple filling like you see on the picture above. With a cooking brush, spread the remaining egg on the visible dough pieces; this will give the smooth and glistering look.

Bake the cake for about one hour and 15 minutes, then let it cool on a rack.

Serve with sour cream or whipped cream, whatever you fancy the most!