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Polish Apple Cake Recipe (Jabłecznik)

Everyone loves apple pie. Likewise, you will love this melt-in-your-mouth Polish Apple Cake recipe called Jabłecznik. It is moist and not too sweet--made with fresh apples!  We found this recipe from our friend Bogusia who brought it to a recent Polish party. This Polish apple cake is made from scratch, which is very typical of most Polish desserts and what makes them some of the best desserts in the world.  Great for parties, entertaining, or a dessert the whole family can enjoy.

Polish Apple Cake Recipe (Jabłecznik)

Apple Cake Jakblecznik

Ingredients For Top & Bottom Cake Layers
  • 3 cups of flour (unbleached/nonbromated is best)
  • 2 sticks of butter (soft)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 2 lbs of apples blended (squeeze the juice out)
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
INGREDIENTS FOR glaze topping
  • 1 1/2 cups (150 grams) confectioners' sugar, sifted to remove any lumps
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk or water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (optional)


1.  PREPARE Dough and divide in half.  Mix all cake batter ingredients in a bowl until the dough is nice and smooth. Divide the dough in half. Put one mixture in the fridge and the other half on a baking pan.

2.  PREPARE apple filling. Chop and core the apples. Some may want to peel them too, but it is your choice. Using any regular blender, blend the apples and drain as much of the juice as possible (Tip:if using a VitaMix, don’t over blend, you want chunks.)  Add 2 tablespoons of potato starch, about a cup of apple sauce (250 g), and 1 teaspoon on cinnamon. Mix well. 

3.  BAKE.  Bake half of a dough for 20 minutes at 365 degrees F. Take out and add Apple filling on top. Take out rest of the dough from the fridge, roll it and put over Apples. Bake it for another 30 minutes or until nice and golden.

4.  glaze topping.  You can sprinkle with powdered sugar on top or use a glaze topping as shown in the photo.  Here you just mix one cup confectioners sugar with 2-3 tablespoons water or milk until it forms a smooth glaze.  You can add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Spread on top.



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What is potato starch? I also would like the recipe for Poppy Cake if u could. Thank you.

Here is an explanation:

Here is an explanation:  Most grocery stores carry it where they sell baking items, or you can buy it online for a few bucks.  I don't have the traditional Poppy Seed cake roll, but posted this Polish poppy seed cake recipe that tastes the same, with less work.  If you search this on our site, you can always find it that way too.

Polish apple cake recipe

what size cake pan is used?

9 x 13 would work, it is up

9 x 13 would work, it is up to you on how thick you want the cake.

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