Cakes,  Denmark

Æblekage med nøddecrumble – Apple cake with nut crumble

Want a easy and delicious recipe to try out? This is perfect for a weeknight treat or a easy dessert for a special occasion! 

Yield: 6 servings

Æblekage med nøddecrumble - Apple cake with nut crumble

Æblekage med nøddecrumble - Apple cake with nut crumble

Classic apple cake served with a wonderful nut crumble and whipped cream. Beautiful and tasty dessert that is easy to make.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


Apple sauce

  • 1.2 kg / 2.6 pounds apples.
  • 150 grams sugar / 5 ounces (50 grams / 1.7 ounces less if you're using sweet apples.)
  • 1.5 dl / 5 ounces water.
  • 1 stick of vanilla.

Nut crumble

  • 50 grams nuts (Recommend a mix of almonds and hazelnuts)
  • 50 grams / 1.8 ounces oat meal
  • 50 grams / 1.8 ounces bread crumbs.
  • 75 grams / 2.6 ounces sugar.
  • 75 grams / 2.6 ounces butter.
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla sugar.

For serving

  • 4 dl / 13.5 ounces heavy cream.


Steps for the apple sauce:

  1. Peel the apples and cut them into small pieces. You should end up with approx. 1 kg without kernels and peels.
  2. Split the vanilla pod lengthwise, scrape out the seeds and mix them with a bit of the sugar to separate the seeds.
  3. Pour the apples, sugar, vanilla and the empty vanilla pod into a saucepan.
  4. Add 1 dl of water and bring to a boil. Let the apples cook on medium heat for approx. 10-12 min. until they are tender and cooked through - add more water if the porridge is too thick.
  5. Mash possibly the apples with a whisk, but let the porridge have a little structure. Put in the fridge and let it cool completely.

Steps for the crumble:

  1. Finely blend or chop the nuts and mix them with the other dry ingredients.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan and pour your crumble mixture over it. Fry it over medium heat until it turns golden and smells wonderful.
  3. Spread the crumble on a piece of baking paper and let it cool completely. Store it if necessary. in an airtight container until the apple pie is to be served.


  1. Whip the cream until firm.
  2. Collect the apple cake in serving glasses or a large bowl. Spread applesauce, crumble and whipped cream in 2 layers each. Top possibly with a little crumble and freeze-dried raspberries at the end.


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If you try this, I’d love to hear what you think! 

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