Æblekage (Apple Cake)

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We always looked forward to this dessert, layers of applesauce, sweetened cornflakes and whipped cream because it meant a delicious end to a meal.
Æblekage  (Apple Cake)
Most Danish recipes for  Æblekage call for sweetened bread crumbs instead of cornflakes, but neither one of my parents cared for it made that way, so I make it just like my Mom did.
I remember one of the first times my in-laws came for dinner I made them this, because it was one of my favorites.  Well, it kinda went over like a lead balloon.  They tasted it, made nice comments but really didn't care for it. sigh.
And a few years ago I made it as dessert for a cooking demonstration I did on Danish food, and it was enjoyed there, but mainly I make it for myself now.
Although I'm thinking that it needs to be brought for dessert to the next potluck I go to.
Tapas is coming up, soon.

You can make this up ahead of time and place it in the fridge for an hour or so to cool down.  Or you can make the applesauce, cornflakes and assemble it just before serving.  Which is the way I like it.  I like how crunchy the cornflakes are that way. 
I also make my own applesauce, but cooking apples in a little water, adding some sugar to taste and then cooling it off.  I also cook the apple peels and cores together in some water and use that for a jelly. 

Apples cooking
 Melt the butter and sugar together
Melted butter and sugar for cornflakes
Cornflakes added to pan of butter and sugar
 Cornflakes added to pan of butter and sugar and coated
Cornflakes added to pan of butter and sugar and coated
 Applesauce in bottom of serving dish

Applesauce and cornflakes layered in dish
 Gotta taste it to make sure it's edible.
Aeblekage tasted


yield: 4-6 servingsprint recipe

Æblekage (Apple Cake)

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 10 mins
This layered applesauce dessert is a kid-pleaser. And adults as well. It looks spectacular and tastes even better.


  • 3 cups chunky apple sauce (either homemade or bought)
  • 3 cups crushed Corn Flakes
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 pint heavy whipped cream for topping
  • Sliced toasted almonds (optional for decoration)


  1. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium low heat. Add the sugar and stir to combine. Let cook for a minute and then add the crushed cornflakes. Stir to combine and let cook for 1-2 minutes. Take the pan off of the heat and dump the cornflake mixture onto a parchment covered pan, and spread out. Let it cool while you prepare the rest. In a clear glass bowl place 1/2 the applesauce, then place 1/2 of the cornflake mixture on top of the applesauce. Next, add the last 1/2 of the applesauce and finish with the last layer being the cornflakes. Place into the fridge for an hour. Just before serving, top with whipped cream to serve.
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