Apple Kuchen (Old-Fashioned Apple Cake)

Recipe by Gammy3

Apples-on-top coffee cake. Easy, from-scratch home cookin' - and a childhood memory from my grandmother's recipe file. Make it with your kids & enjoy the aroma of cinnamon while it bakes!

Top Review by isabella.ray

This is the recipe I have been looking for , for years. This is the one my mother used to make for us as kids and we couldn't find her recipe for it. So thank you so much.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Lightly grease and flour a cake pan: 7"x11" (you can substitute an 8" or 9" square cake pan if needed).
  3. Pare and core the apples and slice them thinly (about 1/4" to 1/2" thick). Mix the cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
  4. For the cake batter:.
  5. Cream the 3/4 cup of sugar, the shortening, and egg together until fluffy. Gradually add the milk.
  6. Sift the flour, baking powder, and baking soda together and stir into the first mixture.
  7. Spread the batter in the prepared cake pan.
  8. Arrange the apples on top of the batter in rows, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the apples.
  9. Bake @ 375 for 35 to 40 minutes.

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