Dutch Apple Cake

Dutch, the land of tulips,windmills and canals, is also well renowned for its long timeline of historic ethnicity. Within this culture’s numerous recipes, I met this one on a boring weekend. And I was quite impressed by the name. “Dutch Apple Cake”-sounds royal, no?So to break away the monotony i decided to bake the cake right away. Moreover I had plentiful apples and was desperately close to the deadline of the ‘a cake a week challenge’. My son  couldn’t agree more and so he quickly set everything in order and started then and there. he ‘course has got his success in baking from my  side 🙂 . so here is the Traditional Dutch Apple Cake which was delightfully tasty.



  • Eggs -2
  • Caster sugar – 3/4 cup, plus extra for sprinkling
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
  • Butter – 85 gms
  • Milk – 1/3 cup
  • all purpose flour – 1 Cup
  • Ground cinnamon – 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder – 2 1/4 tsp
  • Apples -2, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

Preheat the oven to 200C. Line the sides and base of a square cake tin with parchment paper.
Using a regular whisk, whisk the eggs, caster sugar and vanilla essence in a large bowl until the mixture is thick.
Melt the butter in a saucepan with the milk, cool it a bit and then pour onto the eggs, whisking all the time.


Sift in the flour, cinnamon and baking powder and fold carefully into the batter so that there are no lumps of flour.


Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the surface.


Arrange the apple slices over the batter carefully.


Sprinkle over a tablespoon of sugar at the top.


Bake at 200C in the oven for ten minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 180C and bake for a further 20–25 minutes or until golden brown. A fork at the centre should come out clean.


Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool in the tin. Cut into squares and serve with your favorite cuppa.