Swedish environmentalist and freelance writer living in Perth.
Published May 31st 2012
For me, every second Monday is baking Monday. My partner works FIFO (Fly in fly out) on an 8/6 roster. This means every second Monday morning he´ll be going away and every second Monday evening he´ll be coming home.
One of these coming home Mondays I decided to bake a cake, because let´s face it - men love cake. He was very happy and being a thoughtful girlfriend the next coming home Monday I made another cake. And that is how it started. I had dug myself a hole of cake expectations. Now I have to bake a cake every second Monday. But it´s alright, I also like cake.
What to do:
Before you start, line a 20 x 30 cm baking tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to 175° C.
I would then recommend to start with preparing the filling and the crumble cover, saving the sponge cake for last as it otherwise might start rising before you have time to get the cake into the oven.
Peel the apples and cut them into smaller pieces. Mix cinnamon and sugar, put the apple pieces into the mix and stir so that the mix attaches to the apple pieces.
Leave while you prepare the other stuff.
Melt the butter. Mix the flour, sugar, oats, vanillin powder and cardamom with the melted butter, making it into a crumbly mixture.
Leave while you prepare the sponge cake.
Melt the butter. Whisk the eggs, sugar, vanillin powder and baking powder to a light mixture using an electric beater.
Add the melted butter and the flour and quickly beat into a smooth mixture.
Isn't dl only used for liquids? So found it rather strange after all my years of cooking to see a recipe for dry ingredients in dls.For any out there still wondering, pour the dry ingredients into a jug and then weigh it and keep that for future use.
I would like to make this cake but your measurements are not clear.
If one cup is 2.5 dl, then how much is 1dl and what is the weight of the dry ingredients? How much is 3 , 5 dl milk? - is it 3 or 5 dl, 3to 5 dl or 3.5 dl.
I have never seen this measurement used in Australia before. We use millilitres & litres for liquids, and grams & kilograms for dry ingredients when baking.
Okay, would love to try this but your conversion of dl is confusing! Googled conversion of deciliter to cups ... didn't work out at all. Would have been best to have posted this using cups measurements so quite sad coz really wanted to try baking it :-(