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Normandy apple sponge cake

Normandy apple sponge cake

people icon For 10 euro icon € 0.4 /pers. calories icon 285 kcal/100g


  • 200g. pastry wheat flour
  • 1 sachet of baking powder (12 g.)
  • 140g. butter
  • 250g. white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • 3 free-range eggs
  • 70g. whole milk
  • 3-4 medium apples
  • 1 pinch of salt (3 g.)

H ow to make a Normandy-style apple sponge cake .

In the blog’s recipe book you can find several dessert recipes specialized in the famous apple pie . From the most classic apple sponge cake , with or without walnuts, the traditional English Apple pie , the delicious apple tarte Tatin or the tasty apple fritters , they are an example that, on the one hand, desserts with apple are among my favorites. and, on the other hand, the apple is one of the top ingredients in baking.

If we analyze the topic. We can realize that apple desserts are a resource in almost all cultures, and today’s recipe is another example of this. The incredible cake that I bring you today is a French recipe, a classic, rustic and traditional Norman pastry, a delicious Normandy apple cake .

It is one of those easy -to-prepare cakes , with a rustic style that promises a tasty result, to say the least. Although the base is common for many other apple pie recipes, the result of this recipe is different. I hope you like it and are encouraged to prepare it.

Preparation of the cake base cream

  1. In a bowl we mix the sifted flour, the raising agent, a tablespoon of vanilla sugar, the milk, 150 g. of sugar, 2 eggs, 60 g. of the melted butter and a pinch of salt. Mix well with a whisk until you get a homogeneous cream. We reserve.
  2. We peel the apples and remove the core. We cut them into slices and add them to the mixture we have reserved.
  3. We mix well and pour the mixture into a removable mold of about 18 or 20 cm. diameter. We must grease and flour the mold before pouring the mixture. We can also grease it and line it with baking paper or simply use a silicone mold that will avoid both processes.

Baking and final presentation of the Normandy sponge cake

  1. With the oven previously heated to 160º C, we bake the cake for 25 minutes with temperature up, down and air. Always on the center tray of the oven. Remember that each oven is a world and that you are the one who knows it best.
  2. While the cake is baking, we prepare the second part of the dough. In a bowl we will mix the rest of the ingredients. We have the egg, the rest of the sugar and the rest of the melted butter that we add. We beat the mixture well and set it aside until 25 minutes of baking have passed.
  3. We remove the cake from the oven, pour the mixture on top and return the mold to the oven. We cook the cake for about 35 more minutes. We will check that it is baked when a knife comes out clean when pierced with a knife. We take the cake out of the oven and let it rest and cool little by little, without removing it, for 20 minutes.
  4. After this time we unmold it and let it cool completely before enjoying it. A perfect dessert recipe to accompany a pleasant evening with our friends, a king’s snack.

Here you have a step by step in photos where I show how to prepare this apple cake recipe.  Don’t miss any details so that it turns out perfect.

Tips for a delicious Norman apple cake

  • It is a very juicy, sweet and very tasty cake, perfect to enjoy a luxury snack. The end result will be a crispy, crumbly top thanks to the sugar and a luxurious interior, perfect to accompany a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some homemade custard.
  • It is a dessert that is not delicate in baking. Its entrances and exits from the oven do not lower its structure at any time. The sliced ​​apple will give a texture and flavor to the final result that is worth trying. It is made in two parts, a first that begins to bake while the second is prepared and is added halfway through the process.

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