Danish for Apple Cake, Æblekage is an exceptional, unusual method of preparing an absolutely delightful Danish dessert. Made as a layered trifle, the flavors blend in the eating, tantalizing the palate and the soul.


Æblekage Danish Apple Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Danish
Serves: 6 to 8
  • 18 ounces Granny Smith, Rome, or Cortland apples
  • 18 ounces dessert apples
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 1 3/4 ounces unsalted butter
  • 7 ounces rolled oats
  • 4 1/2 ounces granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cups whipping cream
  • 1 Tablespoon grated semi-sweet chocolate
  1. Fill a large pan with water.
  2. Peel, core and finely slice apples and drop into water.
  3. Drain water, leaving 1 Tablespoon and stew apples with 3 Tablespoons sugar and vanilla sugar under a lid until tender. (About 10 to 15 minutes).
  4. Transfer cooked apple slices to a bowl and allow to cool.
  5. In a large frying pan melt butter over a gentle heat, then add 4 1/2 ounces sugar, stirring with a wooden spoon.
  6. Once sugar has turned into a caramel with butter (this will take a few minutes) stir in the oats until they are golden and toasted. (Take care not to burn).
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Finally whip cream and place half the apple mixture into a bowl followed by half the toasted oats, then repeat and finish off with a layer of cream and decorate with grated chocolate.
  9. Serve immediately or chill until needed.


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