Swedish Apple Cake

When I first saw this cake, I was reminded that patterns exist in so many places, including food. The suggested design reminded me of a quilt and I couldn’t wait to create my own work of art. It did not however take me days to make it, just a few minutes…and it was well worth it!

Swedish Apple CakeAnn Brettingen’s Swedish Apple Cake


3/4 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 extra-large egg
3/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
100 grams of butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 to 2 tart apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch thick wedges


1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Generously butter a 9-inch cast-iron skillet.

2. Whisk together the eggs and sugar until thick and pale. Stir in the vanilla and the melted butter. The mixture will be smooth and shiny. Gently stir in the flour and baking powder and scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Top with the apples, making a spiral pattern; leaving some space between each slice.

3. Bake at 350F for about 40-45 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean. Transfer the cake to a cooling rack.

4. Let the cake cool for at least 15 minutes, or wait until it reaches room temperature, before you cut it into wedges to serve.

Storing: Cooled and covered, the cake will keep overnight at room temperature, but it’s best served shortly after it’s baked. (Um, yeah…no need to store this one, it is already gone!)

Yield: Serves 6
Source: Adapted from Dorie Greenspan

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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8 Responses

  1. MyKitchenInHalfCups says:

    The blankets are beautiful patterns and so is your apple cake. There is also the pattern of disorganization isn’t there? That would be me.

  2. Judy says:

    Dorie’s Swedish Visiting Cake is one of my all-time favorites. Someday I’m going to try the apple version. Yours looks delicious!

  3. Kevin says:

    That apple cake looks good. I like the pattern of the apples.

  4. StickyGooeyCreamyChewy says:

    I love Dorie’s Swedish Visiting Cake. I make when no one is visiting so there is more for me! 😉 It looks even better with apples! Great job!

  5. culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess says:

    That looks amazing, so tasty and moist.Lovely blog too btw, I’ve added you to my blog roll.

  6. Rebecca says:

    Yum! Guillermo would love this…he loves apple pie and clafoutis-this looks like a new twist. I definitely have to make it down to Peru-those blankets look amazing!

  7. Deborah says:

    What a beautiful cake! And it sounds delicious as well.

  8. Mara says:

    those apple slices look so amazing, you just want to pluck them out and eat them solo! wonderful.

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