swedish apple cake

It’s been a while since I shared a recipe with you guys. But this one, I can’t keep to myself.

We went to IKEA last weekend because let’s face it, summer break is a lot and sometimes a little retail therapy makes everything better. It also doesn’t hurt that they have the one hour daycare in their stores. I am not ashamed to admit, I happily hand my kids over for one hour of peaceful shopping with the hubs.

But first things first. We had to eat. What’s better than a nice plate of Swedish meatballs followed by that delicious apple cake? After watching my dudes devour the cake like cavemen I decided, I need to make this cake. There is no way around it. So after we got home I started searching the net for the recipe. But it looks like the Swedish guard their recipes like bloodhounds. There was nothing. Seriously nothing. A few recipes titled Swedish apple cake, but none of them even looked close to the one at the big furniture store. I finally found one, I liked the dough recipe, but not the filling. So I went to work. Just for you. And I did it. It’s even better than in the restaurant. Probably because you can eat the whole thing and not just one slice 😉

Swedish Apple Cake


(adapted from semiswede)

1 1/2 cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup cold unsalted butter

1 egg

zest of one lemon

pinch of salt


5-6 medium-sized Fuji apples

3 kid’s handful raisins (optional)

juice of one lemon

3 tablespoons dark brown sugar

one shot bourbon (optional)

2 teaspoons flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

one teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 390F

Stir all the filling ingredients together and set aside

blend all the dough ingredients together in a food processor until it comes together, turn our on a cool surface and quickly knead it until it’s a smooth dough. Cut the dough in thirds. Take a 8″ cake pan, grease it and press 2/3 of the dough on the bottom and up the sides. Pour the filling on the dough. Roll out the last 1/3 of the dough and cover the apples with it.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

Enjoy with vanilla sauce, vanilla ice cream or just warm with a glass of milk.



4 Replies to “swedish apple cake”

  1. i really like ikea’s apple cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!and now i found it,I would make, Hope to get your guidance!Thanks!

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