This apple cake is not only incredibly easy to make, it is also a wonderful combination of tastes which would delight everyone!
Several weeks ago it came to my mind that when I was a child my mom made a similar cake few times and I very much approved it. As it’s already the season of the best apples, I decided that it was time to try it again.
I made this dessert one very nice but chilly autumn day when I was at home due to a bank holiday. In the morning we went with my son to a close by kids’ playground where we played with leaves and chestnuts. It was quite nice even though not very warm. When we went home, I put my son to sleep and within 2 hours I managed to bake the cake, to take the necessary pictures and also to do some house work. I was quite happy with myself and after trying the dessert I was even more satisfied.
My better half is not a big fan of apples: he finds them boring. He has the same opinion about the apple desserts in general, except the Austrian strudel he had tasted in Vienna. It took me a day and a half to convince him to try my apple cake and eventually he was pleasantly surprised with it. But he wasn’t the only one to like it: I boxed few pieces for my son’s nanny and afterwards she shared with me that she found it so incredibly tasty that she eat it all at once.
One of the good things of this dessert is that it keeps its taste qualities for more than 3 days. I even believe that it is nicer within 2 days because the biscuits will get softer and the apple aroma will spread all around. You just need to keep it in the fridge, tightly wrapped in cling film or in an airtight container.
Apple cake with Biscuits (Adapted from Supichka)
70 g butter, melted
3 apples, peeled and finely chopped
100 g ground or finely chopped walnuts
200 g sugar
170 g flour
200 g butter biscuits
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 ground cloves
1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
Melt the butter over a pan of simmering water and pour it into a small rectangular baking pan. Spread it well all around the bottom and the sides of the pan.
Arrange the biscuits on the bottom of the pan in order to cover it completely.
Spread evenly the chopped apples on top of the biscuits.
In a small bowl or cup combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves.
In a mixing bowl beat eggs and sugar for 3-4 minutes. Add the flour mixture and whisk until homogeneous. Add the chopped walnuts and stir until just absorbed in the batter.
Pour the batter over the apples. Bake the cake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown. Let the cake cool before serving.