Happy December, Everybody! I hope that you are all enjoying this holiday season and having fun preparing for Christmas! I love the recipe that I'm sharing with you today, for a Swedish Apple Cake. Instead of having a crust like a traditional apple pie, this cake has a wonderfully sweet and fluffy topping sprinkled with walnuts - what could be better?? Add some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and you've got the perfect sweet treat! It's also super quick and easy to make, and is one of those cakes you can whip up in no time when friends are coming over unexpectedly and you need something fast and delicious! Plus it fills the house with the most comforting smell! Seriously, there is nothing better than the smell of apples and cinnamon!
SWEDISH APPLE CAKE
(Adapted from Disney Family Fun)
YOU WILL NEED:
3 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and sliced
1/3 cup raisins
1 tbs sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for serving
1. First, peel and slice your three apples. Place them into a greased 9-inch pie dish or cake form. Then, sprinkle them with raisins (to make sure your raisins are nice and plump, place them in a mug or bowl and cover with boiling water for a minute, drain, and they will be plump!).
2. In a little bowl, combine 1 tbs sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon, then sprinkle this over the apples and raisins.
3. Preheat your oven to 350 deg F and prepare the topping. Melt the butter and set it aside. In your mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and egg, then begin whisking in the butter. You should have a pretty thick gooey mixture at the end. Add half of the chopped walnuts, and spread evenly over the apples. Sprinkle with the rest of the walnuts, and bake for about 40 - 50 minutes, or until the top is nice and golden! Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream (or both!!)
Happy Baking, Everyone!
I also want to show you pictures of our Victorian Christmas Carol Village that we build at our church for Christmas every year. It's fun to walk through the "streets" and peek into the different shops and houses. So if you live in South Jersey or find yourself here, come and visit! Here is the information! And here are some pictures:
The entrance to the Christmas Carol Village
One of the village streets
The Village Sweet Shop
The Village Bakery
Close up one of the village inhabitants!
And Christmas Carol Village ends with this nativity scene.
I hope you all have a great weekend! Happy Baking or whatever else you may be doing, and don't forget to try this Swedish Apple Cake out if you're looking for a sweet treat to make!
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