Last Sunday, Mats and Karin came over for dinner and dessert. As you may remember from one of my previous posts, Karin is an old lady who we have known for a longer period of time--she is very kind, and now a little forgetful with age, but a beautiful soul nonetheless. She didn't eat much for dinner because she said she was saving herself for dessert, and luckily, I was just trying out a new recipe (from my brother's mother-in-law) that evening.
Greta's Apple Cake
125 g margarine or butter
1 1/2 dl sugar
2 1/2 dl flour
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons cream
Topping: apples, sugar, cinnamon
Melt the butter. Let it cool and mix with sugar. Add one egg at a time and mix in the flour, baking powder, and cream. Pour batter into a round baking pan. Peel apples and cut into thin slices. (I used three medium-sized apples because I like my apples to be really appley.) Layer apple slices on top, pushing them down a bit into the batter. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over the top. Bake at 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit) in the lower part of the oven for thirty minutes. (Our oven is a little fidgety, and we have to check the cake with a fork at regular intervals. It took us a over thirty minutes, but that is no fault of the recipe. Just the oven.)
Serve with vanilla sauce or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!