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Danish Apple Cake (Æblekage)

Danish Apple Cake (Æblekage) is not actually a cake but a traditional Danish dessert comprising of layers of stewed apples, caramelised oats and finished off with whipped cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Danish
Keyword Apple, cream, traditional
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 - 8
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 500 g Bramley apples (about 3 apples)
  • 500 g dessert apples (about 5 apples)
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 50 g unsalted butter (2 oz)
  • 200 g rolled oats (2 cups)
  • 125 g granulated sugar (1 cup + 2 tbsp)
  • 300 ml whipping cream (1.3 cups)
  • 1 tbsp grated plain chocolate


  • Fill a large pan with water.
  • Peel, core and finely slice apples and drop into water.
  • Drain water, leaving 1 tbsp and stew apples with 3 tbsp sugar and vanilla sugar under a lid until tender. (About 10 – 15 minutes).
  • Transfer cooked apple slices to a bowl and allow to cool.
  • In a large frying pan melt butter over a gentle heat, then add 125g sugar, stirring with a wooden spoon.
  • 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. (Be careful not to burn).
  • Allow to cool.
  • 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.
  • Serve straight away or chill until needed.