German Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by keen5

This is an excellent cake for potlucks or for any occasion! There are a couple of other German Apple Cake recipes on here, but this one is different. Prep time is approximate.

Top Review by unmistakable1

Oh, my ma always made this recipe when I was growing up, and everyone raved about it! The only thing I do differently is leave out the nuts... sorry, I'm just not a fan, lol! Also, the frosting recipe my mom gave me uses half the amounts of cream cheese and frosting, but 2 Tbs. butter and 1 tsp. vanilla. Ahhh, this is what you call comfort food :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla.
  2. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; add to egg mixture and mix well.
  3. Fold in apples and nuts.
  4. Pour into a greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter.
  8. Add confectioners' sugar, beating until smooth.
  9. Spread over cake.
  10. Refrigerate leftovers.

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