Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Äppelkaka med citron och kardemumma - Apple cake with lemon and cardamon

Äppelkaka med citron och kardemumma

Den har är en riktig bra recept från ICA's 'Billiga Veckan!' magasin för att det är lätt att göra men smacka mycket bra, särskilt med höst äpple. Det är också mycket svensk att använda kardemumma i bakelse.

This is a really good recipe from ICA (a major supermarket chain in Sweden) magazine called 'Billiga Veckan! - Economical Week which recommends recipes that is cheap and economical for the whole week. I have never followed it for one whole week but I tried a sample of this cake while shopping at ICA and got hooked. I did it for the first Supper Club@Nöbbelövs, where we opened our place to have a cell group session watching DVD sermon from New Creation Church Singapore and it was a well-received dessert.
 It's also quite Swedish because of the use of cardamon, which is quite common in confectioneries in Sweden.

Ingredients (8 pieces)
125g butter or margarine
1.5dl of castor sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
2 eggs
2.5dl flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoon milk

Filling and garnish
4 medium apples, peeled and sliced thinly
1 teaspoon ground cardamon
1 tablespoon castor sugar

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C and grease a pie mould with a loose bottom or a gratin form is also fine otherwise about 24cm in diameter with butter or magarine.
  2. Melt the butter/margarine and let it cool before use. Stir in the sugar, vanilla sugar and lemon zest into the melted butter/margarine. 
  3. Add 1 egg at a time into the butter/margarine mixture until incorporated. 
  4. In another bowl, mix the baking powder and flour together with the milk and add to the butter-egg mixture gradually, ensuring there are no lumps. You should end up with a smooth, thick, yellow batter and pour it into the mould.

    Äppelkaka med citron och kardemumma
  5. Stick the thinly sliced apples in the batter in a circular pattern around the whole mould.

    Äppelkaka med citron och kardemumma
  6. Mix the sugar and cardamon in a small bowl and using your hands, sprinkle them onto the cake batter from a height ensuring it is distributed evenly and bake for 30-35 minutes until the top is golden brown.

    Äppelkaka med citron och kardemumma

    Äppelkaka med citron och kardemumma
  7. Serve with ice-cream, custard sauce or lightly whipped cream while warm.

    Äppelkaka med citron och kardemumma

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