Thursday, March 6, 2014

German Apple Cake

I've made this German Apple Cake a few times now, it tastes great and I love that it doesn't make a huge cake, it's maybe only 1" thick. The recipe calls for 3-4 apples and without planning ahead I usually only have 2 large ones so that's what I use. While they may be snuggled up all cozy together before baking... Once the cake puffs up that extra apple would be nice! It's still very tasty though:@)

Note: The original recipe calls for a lot of sugar, you have plenty of room to cut back.
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German Apple Cake-adapted from A Spoonful of Sugar
1/2 C butter, softened
1 C sugar-I use 1/2 C
2 eggs
1 C A/P flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 C sugar-I used 1 1/2 Tblsp
1 tsp cinnamon
3-4 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced-I used 2 large apples
  1. Cream the butter and sugar, mix in the eggs.
  2. Mix in the dry and spread the batter into a greased 9" spring form pan (batter will be thick). I only have an 8" pan so that's what I used.
  3. Mix the additional sugar and cinnamon with the apples and arrange them in a circular pattern over the batter. You should have an outer ring and an inner ring. Press the apples into the batter lightly. I just arrange the apples and sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar over them. I usually end up with leftover broken little bits of apple too so I pile them into the center.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 50-60 minutes. 
  5. Cool completely and traditionally it's served with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Happy Baking Everyone:@)

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18 comments:

  1. Perfect recipe as I have picked a basketful of apples couple of days ago. Love the crispy-browned topping.
    Scrumptious!

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  2. This would be a great cake to bring someone for something like a condolence or house warming, etc. because it could be used either as a dessert cake or a coffee cake. I pinned it. Hope it's foolproof because I'm thinking about taking it to someone this weekend.

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  3. Your cake sounds wonderful Lynn and great for breakfast :) It's similar to an Irish apple cake recipe I've used. I love the convenience of a springform pan!

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  4. Oh, Lynn! Wow! Wow! Wow! This looks scrumptious!

    xo

    Sheila

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  5. Pretty and delicious too! I love anything with apple.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  6. Love the title of your blog! That is definitely how we feel about eating good food. This cake looks wonderful. Come and visit us we would love to have you over!

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  7. oh, it would go SO well with my morning coffee! :)

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  8. Oh Lynn,I'm thinking that this could be used for breakfast, brunch or dessert. I love the idea of a small cake to avoid excess leftovers.

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  9. That is such a beautiful cake with the apples placed so gorgeously! You are always having so much fun. Now I can hardly pay attention to my typing as I see the strawberry "carrots" and the cheesecake stuffed strawberries! Yum, yum.

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  10. My favorite part is the topping. Love how you've arranged the apples too.
    Sam

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  11. Your cake looks beautiful and sounds sounds so delicious, Lynn! So simple to put together and yet so elegant with the way you arranged the apple slices.

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  12. I love, love apple cakes and yours is a beauty!!

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  13. I can almost taste this! I am thinking a nice tart apple would be perfect - oh and some ice cream : )

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  14. I have never made anything like this and it looks and sounds so good, AND easy! Thank you!
    Jenna

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  15. First time on your blog. Beautiful and delicious looking. I will be trying this for sure.

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  16. Hi Lynn,
    Your German Apple Cake is just beautiful and would just be delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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