Nothing smells like apple cake…

I just made some apple cake and am now enjoying the delicious smell in the whole house 🙂

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Writing down a recipe is somewhat new to me, since I don’t usually measure my ingredients, but I’ll try my best! I also like simple solutions (any kitchen utensil you don’t use, you don’t have to wash afterwards…), so it should be really straightforward.

This is what you need:

  • 1/4 brick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • milk
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • lots of cinnamon
  • 3 apples
  • a handful sliced almonds

This is what you do:

Preheat your oven to 370°. Shortly microwave the butter until it gets soft but not too hot and runny (with my microwave that takes about 30 seconds), then stir in the sugar using a whisk until creamy. Successively, stir in the other ingredients (except the apples and sliced almonds) and put the batter in a buttered cake dish. Peel your apples, then cut them into quarters and each of those into 4-5 slices. Arrange your apple slices in a round pattern, pushing them slightly into the batter. (This is what I do when I have guests or happen to write a blog post. Usually, I would just cut the apples into random pieces and literally throw them on the cake…) Sprinkle your cake with the sliced almonds and bake for 35-45 min, depending on the size of your cake dish and the thickness of your cake. I am convinced that pretty food also tastes better, if you agree you can sprinkle the cake with a little icing sugar before serving. Enjoy!

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This is my basic apple cake, but I’ve made lots of variations. No nuts, pears instead of the apples or mixing in some blackberries or raspberries for an extra pretty look. Next time I’ll maybe add cranberries and spices for a christmassy flavor… Be creative!

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