Danish Apple Cake: Æblekage


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Apples are one of those fruits that can be found all year round despite being one of the symbolic fruits of autumn. There are so many desserts prepared with apples and when I saw the Danish Apple Cake Æblekage I decided I absolutely had to try it! Yes, I know, it doesn’t look like a cake at all but it is called that, the term Æblekage in Danish means just “Apple Pie”. It is usually prepared in a large glass bowl so that you can see the layers, just like the English Trifle but of course it can be prepared in single portions.

The Danish Apple Cake is in all respects a really greedy spoon dessert, it is composed of layers of oats dipped in butter and sugar, stewed apples and cream, decorated with grated dark chocolate. Each state is truly delicious, but sinking the spoon and picking up a little of each layer is truly delightful! It is often served in the afternoon accompanied by a cup of coffee but I find it a perfect dessert to end a dinner.

Apple Cake Æblekage

Variants of the Danish Apple Cake

Danish Apple Cake is a dessert consisting of apples, whipped cream and a crunchy layer that can vary. I read many recipes and in some cases I found recipes that included crumble, macaroon, crumbled biscuits, chopped bread and as in the case of the variant that I propose today with oats. Everyone has the combination that he prefers, among all the one with oats was the one that intrigued me the most.

The oat layer is really delicious, passing it back in butter and sugar makes it more crunchy and the icing gives it a caramelized flavor.

torta di mele Æblekage

The apples I chose for the Æblekage are the Ambrosia apple, a sweet type of apple with a hint of honey, and the Crimson Snow, a very juicy, not too sweet apple with a little acidity. Obviously, if you don’t find these two apples it’s not a problem, the important thing is to use two types of apples that can be balanced otherwise you will have an apple mixture that is too sweet or too acidic, but in general I recommend using floury apples.

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Danish Apple Cake: Æblekage

"Original and simple, Æblekage is inspired by the most beloved cake, apple pie. Oats, apples and cream alternate to compose a delicious spoon dessert… "
Servings 6 cups
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins


  • 300 ml Fresh Cream

For Stewed Apples

  • 500 g Apples * Ambrosia
  • 500 g Apples * Crimson Snow
  • 1 tbs Caster Sugar
  • 2 tbs Icing Sugar vanilla-flavoured
  • 50 g Butter
  • 100 ml Water

For the Oats

  • 200 g Oatmeal
  • 125 g Caster Sugar
  • 3 tbs Dark Chocolate


  • Whip the cream and then keep it in the fridge.
  • Peel the apples and slice them into small pieces.
  • Heat a pan with water, add the apples, 1 tbs of vanilla sugar and 2 tbs of granulated sugar. Stew until apples are soft. Once ready, put them to cool.
  • In the same pan, melt the butter over low heat. Once melted, add the sugar and mix until it becomes caramel. Once ready add the oats and mix to wrap it in caramel and toast until golden. Let it cool down.
  • Take the cups and start putting a layer of apple, one of oats and then one of cream and continue to fill the glass. On the last layer of cream grate some dark chocolate.


* You are NOT obliged to use this type of apple if you do not find them choose a sweet apple and a slightly acid one.
** It is also prepared by layering only the apple and the crunchy part and putting only the cream on top and then the grated chocolate.
 * approximate calorie calculation

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Author: recipesjourney
Calories: 421kcal
Course: Sweets and Desserts
Cuisine: Danish
Keyword: Spoon Dessert
Difficoltà: Easy


Serving: 259g | Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 24g | Sugar: 34g

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