5.29.2013

Magni's Norwegian Apple Cake - Reader Recipe Faves

We're excited to share our first Reader Recipe fave today!
It comes from Clair at Clarina's Contemplation and it's her mother-in-laws famous Norwegian Apple Cake!
Clair's husband is Norwegian, so Scandinavian baking is something that she's really gotten into since she's been married. This apple cake was a family favorite for her husband growing up, and now she's carrying on the tradition!

The recipe that we got from Clair had all the ingredients measured out in weight, so in the recipe below we just converted that into US baking measurements to make it a bit easier.

One of the ingredients that this simple, but super yummy cake calls for, is caster sugar. What we found out is that it's basically just a really fine sugar, that's sort of a mix between regular sugar and powdered sugar. You can find it at specialty baking stores or online, but you can also make your own by simply blending regular sugar up in a blender for a few seconds to make it a lot finer.

To be honest, I'm not totally sure what this does for the cake in the long run, but it definitely worked out well because the cake came out flawless!

Something to note with the batter, is that the more you whip it up in your mixer, the lighter, fluffier and bigger your batter gets. This is a good thing! We let ours go on medium/high speed for a full 2 minutes.

Clair's recipe instructions called for golden delicious apples, and while they were really yummy and sweet in the cake, I would love to try other types of apples to see how they taste, along with a raspberry version of this dessert! I wonder if it would work (?) The base (batter) is so versatile and not too sweet, that I'm sure you could make a million variations with simply just the fruit and it would turn out amazing every time. 


Cason's a fanatic about ice cream, so of course he wanted a couple of heaping scoopfuls on his piece of warm cake. I opted for a dab of whipped cream instead, and both were equally as delicious.

Honestly, this is just a great cake all around. Not too sweet, not too rich, super easy and quick to bake up for a dinner party or adult birthday cake, and also impressive, because of how fancy the fruit makes the whole thing look in the end!

You've GOT to try this out guys. You won't regret it!
:)
Thanks Clair, and Magni!!!

If YOU think you've got a recipe that Cason and I MUST bake or cook up, then email it to us at readerrecipefaves@gmail.com. We'd love to try it out and share it with everyone!

23 comments:

  1. Looks Fabulous - can you post the weight version of the recipe- we have a scale and find baked goods extra wonderful when you weigh the ingredients out! Thanks!

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  2. This cake look so beautiful, and I love, love the recipe card you made. Super idea!!!

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  3. Suprised that you use caster sugar for the cake....it isn't widely available in Norway. It is called Engelsk sukker (English sugar). Most Norwegians use normal granulated sugar for baking. I seek out caster sugar myself because I'm an expat Brit and it is what I am used to using:)

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  4. Hi guys, this cake looks awesome, but could you put up the weights as well as the americanised version? Its a lot easier for me than googling what a stick of butter is!

    hello from Australia =]

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  5. I bet this would be wonderful with pears! Either way, I'm definitely going to make it. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. hi there - does it have to be margarine? or can it be butter?

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    1. I think butter would work just fine, but I haven't tried it. I can't see why it would make a huge difference. Margarine does contain more water, but I'd love to know if you try it!

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  7. I've just got to have that lovely shaped bakeware. Could you please tell me where you purchased it?

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  8. Whoa! that looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Looks easy!

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  9. Looks delicious! And I'm in love with your pan. Where did you get it?

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  10. Can you please tell where you got that "Starbucks" blender?

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  11. YES! I have been wanting a pretty dish to make for special occasions! Its even better because I am mostly Norwegian and Swedish. I am with Lisa on your dish...Were can I get it?!!

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    1. I got the cute dish from a place here called Tai Pan Trading :)

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  12. I would love to have your pan! It will simplify everything...

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  13. I like your cute dishes and bowls, are they from Tai Pan as well?

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  14. I made this cake with butter, granny and gala apples and regular granulated sugar and it was really good!! And so easy to make!! thanks for the recipe!!

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  15. I made this tonight and it turned out amazing! Didn't have the whipped cream or ice cream though :(

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  16. Too funny- the husband and I thought this was a spin on our last name- Magney. His family is from Sweden many moons ago.

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  17. Made the cake today with Gala apples, butter and regular granulated sugar. I also "greased" the pan with butter and a light dusting of granulated sugar. It turned out delicious! My husband Bart lived in Norway for 15 years, and he said this is the best apple cake he has ever tasted, and he was a self proclaimed Norwegian apple cake connoisseur extraordinaire!

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    1. Glad you liked it! I will let my mother-in-law know!

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