As a 13 year old I used to make 30-40 apple tarts a week for the local butcher who used to travel around the local village area in his van selling meat, veggies and my apple tarts :)) My Mum and both my grandmothers used to make apple tarts like there was no tomorrow. There was always either an apple tart or a cake of brown bread in their ovens. So I come from a long line of apple tart makers. Then when I went to Norway I was introduced by my mother-in-law, Torunn, to Apple Cake (in Norwegian it’s called Kalle’s Eplekake). It was something I never experienced. What the heck were apples doing in a cake? They have no business being in a cake and I always thought the only place for apples were in a tart. Well how bloody wrong was I. So the other day I was at a client interiors consultation and she gave me a bag full of apples freshly picked from her apple trees. Although this is something that I always associate eating when the temperature starts to dip and it’s cold and chilly outside. However, it was the middle of August so it was starting to get a little bit chilly, Autumn was fast approaching and I couldn’t let this beautiful fruit go to waste so I figured it was time to make us an Apple Cake. Apart from how delicious and tasty this Apple Cake is the sweet spicy fragrance of cinnamon wafting from the oven is one of the simple delights that leaves you feeling warm and comforted.
This is a very simple cake to bake and it’s an honest to goodness down to earth cake that’s tasty, delicious and leaves you feeling very fulfilled. It’s best served warm with some freshly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.