Just before Christmas Baby Rambutan baked an
APPLE CAKE. I knew its a matter of time I will test that recipe.
Well I have lots of old apples. No one will touch them so I have to “recycle”. At
Tartine La Gourmande she posted about food in your fridge that
Cela allait a la poubelle.. it was about to go to trash. I just finished cleaning my fridge when I read her post. I can’t stop thinking that I can never really bin food.

So I dug Stel’s archive and surprise surprise, her recipe HAS BEEN ADAPTED FROM NAMI NAMI. Glad she shared this recipe because many trying hard baker like me find this recipe easy to follow.

Nami Nami turned out to be the recipient of my Comfort Me parcel. She lives in Edinburgh ( I have been to Scotland but not Edinburgh!!!) Nami Nami been baking this cake in her teens in Estonia.

Recipe adapted from Pille ‘s “Maailma toite” or “Dishes of the world”


3oo ml. all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 tsp fine salt
2 tsps. baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cardamom
100 ml sugar
1 egg
50 grams of melted butter
100 ml whole milk
2 large apples, cored and cut into small cubes

50 ml brown sugar
2 tbsps. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cardamom
2 tbsps. butter

preheat the oven to 400F.
mix the flour, salt, baking powder, spices and sugar.
mix the butter, milk, and egg, pour into the dry mixture and mix.
fold in the apple cubes. pour the batter into a buttered 8-inch cake tin, preferably springform or loose-bottomed.
mix the crumb ingredients, cutting butter into the mixture with 2 knives or a pastry blender.
bake for 30-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in to center of the cake comes out clean and the cake is a nice golden brown.

cool slightly at least 15 minutes.

Stel served hers plain and it was fancy-tasting enough! “but if you like serve with a drizzle of whipping cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.”

For me I served them with creme fraiche, I just played with those dark chocolate coffee beans to add contrast to the cake! It’s very light, my cake disappeared fast!
By the way that nutmeg is from Grenada, Windward Islands of the Caribbean.
Thank you Pille and Stel!