Monday, August 18, 2014

No-bake Danish Apple Cake

Or at least, my variant of it. I noticed that my recipes are much less popular than my rants, though I'm personally more proud of my cooking than of my ranting:)

Anyway, this makes for a great dessert.

You will need:

1kg apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pices
150g sugar
8g gelatin
100g butter
150g bread crumbs (I wasn't sure how much it was, so I used 6 slices of bread; 4 white and 2 wholewheat. It was enough for the size cake you see in the picture, however it wasn't enough to fill the round baking pan as the original recipe suggested. You will need to remove the crust and cut bread into small cubes)
100g jam ( I used red berries jam, and it was more than 100g, in fact, I used nearly the whole jar)
1c whipping cream

First, you need to make apple compote. For this, cook apples together with some water and 75g sugar until the pieces become very soft,  then mash them, add soaked gelatin. and let it dissolve. Let it cool completely

Whip the cream together with 2 tbsp sugar, very stiff. In a skillet over medium heat melt the butter, add the bread crumbs + 50g sugar, cook and stir until  brown.

Next, assemble the cake. First a layer of  crumbs, then apple compote, then jam, top with bread crumbs. Now spread whipped cream all over and refrigerate. You will have to eat it during the next 2-3 days, as the whipped cream tends to turn sour, even in the fridge.


  1. Sounds good! You have to actually weigh the ingredients? Is that the normal way where you are? I do have a kitchen scale. This would be different for me, and I'm not complaining, just asking.

  2. Hi, Sharon! Dutch recipes are always in grams, not tablespoons. No, I didn't weigh the ingredients, except the apples, of course, because I had to buy them:) I have an old-fashioned cooking book which converts grams into cups and spoons. I think that 1 tablespoon is about 12 g of sugar. As for gelatin, the original recipe said you must use 4 sheets or 8g. Whipping cream is sold in packages approximately equal to 1c. As for bread crumbs, I just used 6 slices of pre-cut store-bought bread, they have a standard size over here.

    This cake tastes actually very good, especially the next day after it was made, but it has to be eaten quickly!