Apple Kuchen (Old-Fashioned Apple Cake)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

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!

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.


Most Helpful

I haven't baked much, but this recipe was so easy! And the basic ingredients meant that I didn't have to run to the grocery store to make it. It looked beautiful and tasted great. The only adjustment I made was not sprinkling all of the sugar mixture over the top. This will definitely be on the menu for our Christmas brunch this year.

liza.pettit September 26, 2011

Made for An a apple a day photo event. Pantry ingredients and it has a lovely presentation look. Definitely a keeper. Thanks Gammy.

Lorrie in Montreal October 07, 2009

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