A few days ago, when I was browsing through a German magazine, I stumbled upon a section about cute little cafes on the North Sea island Föhr. I quickly learned that this island is famous for it’s incredible cakes. The magazine featured recipes of signature cakes of a handful of cafes. One looked better than the other, and I could have had them all – right that moment. But since Föhr is about 700 miles north of Switzerland and hence too far away for a quick visit, I just had to make a cake myself.
I am not really a very inspired or great baker, but in fall, with the abundance of fresh apples, I always find myself baking one apple pie or cake after the other. In the past few weeks, I made this one, and also Marjan’s great apple pie .
And now I just had to try the apple cake from “Café im Apfelgarten”. It was heavenly!!!
200g soft butter
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
4-5 large apples (use local, organic ones whenever possible)
2 teaspoons sugar, mixed with ½ teaspoon cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 140°C (275°F)
2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, mix butter, sugar and salt with until creamy.
3. Add one egg at a time, mix well.
4. Add flour and baking powder, and mix until just combined.
5. Butter a spring form (I usually cover the bottom with parchment paper and only butter the sides). Evenly spread in the batter into the form.
6. Peel apples and chop into small pieces, spread on top of the batter
7. Bake for 50 minutes.
8. Spread butter flakes and sugar-cinnamon mix on the cake, and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
9. Best served when still a little warm. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if you like.