Norwegian Apple Cake

    • stick of butter, melted

    • 1 cup granulated sugar

    • 2 eggs

    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

    • 1 cup all-purpose flour

    • 1 teaspoon baking powder

    • 2 tablespoons milk

    • 1 large apple

    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

    • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar


    1. Preheat oven to 375F

    2. Grease and flour a 9-inch tart pan (with removeable bottom) and set aside.

    3. In a small bowl combine the flour and baking powder and set aside.

    4. In the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk, cream the melted butter and sugar until light and fluffy and the sugar has dissolved.

    5. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each egg.

    6. Add the vanilla extract.

    7. Add half the flour mixture and all of the milk.

    8. Mix thoroughly and then add the remaining flour. Combine until no streaks of flour remain.

    9. Spread batter in the prepared cake pan.

    10. Core and cut the apple in half. Cut each half in to ⅛" slices and arrange on top of the cake batter in a decorative pattern.

    11. Sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and turbinado sugar.

    12. Bake for about 35 minutes or until golden brown and cake is thoroughly cooked by testing with a toothpick.

    13. Serve warm or at room temperature.