May’s Swedish Dessert: Appelkaka

Kubb desert - AppelkakaThe best way to attract people to Kubb in Utah, or in any other place, is  through food! This month, we’ve decided to feature a Swedish dessert recipe to grace your tables or picnic in between your Kubb matches! This month we have decided to go with a Swedish classic- Appelkaka, or Swedish Apple Cake. This delicious recipe is a staple, and you can find it in the lowliest Swedish diner to the fanciest restaurants. So try your hand at this delicious recipe, and you can impress all your friends at the pitch with your authentic Viking dessert!


Also known as Swedish Apple Cake, this delicious recipe is perfect for the summer months! A mix between a cake and an apple pie, the absolute best way to eat this cake is to include a vanilla sauce drizzled over it!




  • ⅔ cup Butter
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1.5 tsp B
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 3 ½ tbsp Cream


Apple Mixture

  • 3 cups Apples
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ⅓ Lemon Juice


Vanilla Drizzle

  • 1 ½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 5 ½ teaspoons Milk
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla


To start off, preheat your oven to 350 Degrees, and butter your best 10 inch springform pan. Mix apples, cinnamon, and lemon juice, then set it aside and let it soak; we’ll use them later!

To make the dough, melt the butter, let it cool, then beat it together with the sugar, adding the eggs in one at a time. Next, sift together the flour and baking powder, then mix these ingredients in gradually with the butter, sugar, and egg mixture. Simply mix in the the cream, and then you are ready to press the batter into the springform pan!

Once you have the dough evenly spread throughout the springform pan, take your apple slices and press them down into the top of the dough. Get creative and make a cute pattern! Then pop the pan in the oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until the top is a perfect golden brown.While your apple cake is cooking, simply whip together the ingredients in the vanilla mixture.

Once the Appelkaka is finished baking, let it cook for about 5 minutes, then drizzle the vanilla mixture on top immediately before serving. If you would like to have an even better presentation, garnish with red apple slices, or even a couple raspberries.  You can also pack it up next to your kubb set to eat while playing some Viking chess! But no matter how you decide to plate it, make sure you get a bite before everyone else eats it all up!

Did you like this recipe? Comment and let us know, we’d love to hear from you!

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