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I got this recipe from my boyfriend his mother. Not sure where she found it, in a magazine or cook magazine I think. Once when my boyfriend ahd visited his parents he came back with a piece of applecake for us. We ate it and I thought it was really good. Then at christmas I got a small springform from my boyfriend his parents and his mom told me she made the applecake in that sized springform. So I asked for the recipe and made it myself. This cake is enough for 4 person, or in my opinion enough for two people to eat it. When you’re craving something sweet this cake is easy to make and you can eat it all in one evening.
- Flour – 100 gram/ 13 tablespoons
- Sugar – 85 gram/ 7 tablespoons
- Butter – 50 gram/ 3 1/2 tablespoons
- Baking Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
- Egg – 1
- Apple – 1
- Apricot Jam – 2 tablespoons
- Cinnamon – 1/2 teaspoon
- Milk – 2 tablespoons
Sorry for the weird measurements, as it was an originally dutch recipe the conversion leads to weird measurments in the US system. You need a sprinform of 15 centimeters/ 6 inches for this recipes. If your sprinform is a bit bigger that works too, just be aware that your cake will be flatter in that case. You can double the measurements if your springform is a lot bigger than that.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius/ 392 degrees fahrenheit.
- In a medium sized bowl combine the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, egg and milk. You can melt the butter first or let it warm till room temperature. With a mixer, mix well until combined.
- Put baking paper on the bottom of the springform and grease the sides with a little bit of butter.
- Pour the cake batter into the springform.
- Peel the apple and slice it in four. Then slice each piece into thin slices. Put the slices in the cake with the round side up, see picture.
- Now put the cake in the oven for 20-30 minutes.
- In the meantime combine the apricot jam and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- After the cake has been in the oven for 20-30 minutes, it should be golden brown on top. Test with a cake tester if the cake is dry and if not let it bake for another 5 minutes. Once it’s dry remove it from the oven and put the apricot jam and cinnamon mixture on top. Then put it back in the oven for 5 minutes.
- Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool down. Slice the cake in four pieces and enjoy!
- Mini cake with apple pieces. Don’t like slices? Cut the apple in tiny pieces and stri it through the batter before putting the cake in the oven.
- Mini Fruit cake. Instead of apple use apricots or any other fruit to choice.
- Mini Cinnamon Apple Cake. Add a bit of cinnamon through the cake batter.
- Mini Apple Cake with other flavour jam. While I think the apricot jam works really well with this recipe, you can also skip the jam or use another jam flavour. Or go for different fruit and a matchign jam for that and you can vary a lot with this recipe.