(Makes 1 cake, 8 servings)
- 3 eggs
- 3 dl (1 1/4 cup) sugar
- 150g (2/3 cup) butter, at room temperature
- 4 dl (1 3/4 cup) flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 dl (∼1/2 cup) milk
- 3-4 apples, peeled, cored and cut into thin slices
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds
- 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
- Couple dabs of butter (optional)
Preheat the oven to 180° C /350°F. Grease an 8-inch/20cm springform pan.
In a bowl, blend together the flour and the baking powder.
In a large bowl or kitchen mixer, mix together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Add the flour mixture and blend together. Slowly add in the milk until everything is well blended.
Pour the mixture into the prepared springform pan. Top the mixture with the apple slices, laying them tightly next to each other and pressing them into the batter slightly as you go along. After you have covered the batter with the apples, sprinkle them with the brown sugar, sliced almonds, and cinnamon. For a little indulgence, take just a couple small dabs of butter and place them around the cake, so they will melt into the cake as it bakes.
Place in the oven and bake for around 1 hour. The top should be golden brown and you can check the cake with a toothpick to see if it comes out clean. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream for a truly luxurious dessert.
Source : North Wild Kitchen