German Apple Cake

tastes just like my grandmother’s cooking
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Ingredients

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For the cake
2 dessert Apples peeled, cored and sliced into thin wedges
1 tbsp Lemon juice
4 ½ oz Butter softened, plus extra for greasing
5 oz golden Caster sugar
3 Eggs free-range , at room temperature, beaten
8 oz Plain flour
2 tsp Baking powder level
½ tsp Salt
5 tbsp Full-fat milk
For the topping
1½ tbsp Demerara sugar
½ tsp Cinnamon ground

Nutritional information

339
calories
15g
fat
5,6g
protein
47,3g
carbohydrates
96mg
cholesterol
267mg
sodium
Ingredients
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  • For the topping

German Apple Cake

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This German Apple Cake tastes just like one my German grandmother, my Oma used to make when I was a child. We adored her baking and her ‘Apfelkuchen’ was always a treat! Sadly I don’t get to visit her so often anymore and now that she is older, she doesn’t bake as much as she used to. I love to make my own versions of her cakes as a tribute to her though.

Start this cake by making a typical cake batter – beat sugar and butter together, add eggs and beat well, sift in flour and mix in some milk. Make a sweet topping from demerara sugar and cinnamon that will caramelize as the cake cooks. Arrange apple wedges in a circular spiral shape and bake until golden brown. 

To make German Apple Cake, you will need the following ingredients:

German apple cake Recipe-How To Make German apple cake-Delicious German apple cake

So, how to make German Apple Cake?

Steps to make German Apple Cake

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Heat the oven and prepare a pan

Preheat the oven to 320 °F and line and lightly grease a 9 inch cake pan.

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Coat apple wedges in lemon juice

In a medium sized bowl, toss the apple wedges in the lemon juice and set to one side.

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2

Cream the butter and sugar

Beat the butter and sugar together in a separate large bowl, using an electric hand mixer.

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Add the eggs

Once the mixture is pale and fluffy beat in the eggs until smooth.

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3

Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt

Using a sieve, sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well until fully combined.

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Add the milk

Gradually pour in the milk, beating well after each addition until smooth.

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2

Transfer to the pan and decorate the top with apple wedges

Transfer the batter to the pan. Arrange the apple slices on the batter, flat-side down in a circular pattern.

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Make the topping

Mix the demerara sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle the mixture over the apples and batter.

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Bake

Bake in the oven for 40–45 minutes until the sugar and cinnamon topping has started to crystallize and is golden brown.

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Cool

Allow to cool for 15 minutes in the tin before turning it out onto a wire rack.

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Serve

Serve huge slices with your favorite tea or coffee.

When I make German Apple Cake it transports me to my Oma’s kitchen! I adore it and I hope you do too. If you make this cake, please come back and leave a review telling me what you think!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 1
Athina

Amazing! Thank you! Approved!

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