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Dutch Apple Cake

My husband and I came to Canada from Holland more than 40 years ago. This traditional Dutch recipe is a family favorite and has frequently gone along with me to potluck suppers and other get-togethers. —Elizabeth Peters, Martintown, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices (3 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the apples, 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon; let stand for 1 hour.
  • In another bowl, cream butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and beat until smooth.
  • Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Push apple slices vertically into batter, placing them close together.
  • Bake at 300° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 282 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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