A wonderfully spiced Dutch apple cake. In the Netherlands speculaas spices are quite common in baking round this time of the year (October, November and December). This recipe is one of my own, after a few trial bakes I've been very happy with this result!
Speculaas spices are popular in the Netherlands and in Germany around autumn and Christmas. It's a mix of aromatic spices, chiefly cinnamon, similar to mixed spice. You can make your own with this recipe, or in a pinch you can use mixed spice.
Lovely recipe! Will be making again. P.S it is definitely worth making the Spekulatius spice mix to use in this recipe! - 28 Sep 2014
Very good recipe! I modified it a bit. Used 440 g of apples and 60 g thinly sliced rhubarb ( all I had in my garden today) Nice rise. Good colour. Yum - 11 May 2014
Delicious!! I had to bake it for an extra 10 minutes in my oven. The taste is wonderful, absolutely a must-try! thanks for the recipe, Martijn :-) - 13 Dec 2013