Norwegian Apple Cake (Eplekake) Recipe

Norwegian Apple Cake

Before my sister and I came along, my parents moved to Norway for a few years for my dad's job. I love hearing all their stories about the people they met and the places they saw while they lived there. From the sounds of it, they had a fantastic cross country skiing, beer drinking, fjord hiking good time. My mom also brought back a few recipes with her and they have come to be some of my favorites. High on the list is Norwegian Apple Cake (Eplekake), a traditional Norwegian dish that is delightful in its simplicity. It’s crazy easy to make, looks gorgeous, and features the sweet, tart flavor of the apples brought out by the warm spices and nutty flavor of the almonds. It is particularly good when enjoyed with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and a cup of coffee. 

Here is everything you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten 
  • 2-4 apples, sliced
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon sugar 
  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, and eggs together until completely combined and a batter consistency is achieved.
  2. Spread batter into a greased 9” circular cake pan.
  3. Arrange the apple slices on top of the batter in any pattern you wish.
  4. Sprinkle with the almonds and cinnamon sugar mixture.
  5. Bake in the oven on low rack at 400° F for 30 minutes. 

And you're done! Enjoy your delicious Norwegian apple cake with some vanilla ice cream or on its own. Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments.

If you enjoyed this recipe, you might also like my New England Apple Crisp Recipe (can you tell I like apples?)