Very Fine German Apple Cake

Very Fine German Apple Cake created by Chef AprilAllYear

This is a very nice, easily prepared cake. It tastes good still slightly warm or the next day. I serve it with whipped cream sweetened with vanilla sugar. The recipe is from one of the most popular German books on baking "Backen macht Freude" (baking makes joy?). I hope, you will enjoy it with a cup of coffee or tea or milk or whatever you like.

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1hr 35mins
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directions

  • Grease 11 inch springform.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  • For the topping: Peel, quarter and core apples.
  • Make lengthwise cuts on the outer rounded side 1/8 inch apart, so that the apple quarter still holds together but will cook quicker.
  • Brush with lemon juice to avoid browning.
  • For the batter: Mix flour with baking powder.In a bowl cream butter with sugar, vanilla and lemon peel with a mixer.
  • Add eggs, one at a time.
  • Beat until mixture turns light yellow and has increased in volume.
  • Add half of the flour and 1 tbs milk, mixing just until blended.
  • Add rest of flour.
  • Dough should have the consistency to drop slowly and heavily from a spoon, forming long tips.
  • If too firm add another tbs of milk, if to soft add another tbs of flour.
  • Mix to blend.
  • Pour batter into greased form.
  • Make a level surface with a wet spatula.
  • Arrange apple quarters rounded side up on the dough to make a nice pattern,but leave a 1/2 inch rim along the side of your form.
  • Apples will sink into dough while baking.
  • Brush with melted butter.
  • Sprinkle with raisins (optional).
  • Put in the middle of the oven.
  • Bake for 40-50 min at 350°F, until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove cake from oven.
  • Melt apricot jam with water over low heat, pass through a sieve and brush the hot cake with it.
  • Remove cake from the springform,let cool and serve with whipped cream.
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"This is a very nice, easily prepared cake. It tastes good still slightly warm or the next day. I serve it with whipped cream sweetened with vanilla sugar. The recipe is from one of the most popular German books on baking "Backen macht Freude" (baking makes joy?). I hope, you will enjoy it with a cup of coffee or tea or milk or whatever you like."
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  1. kerstin.hammes
    This is the nicest cake recipe ever, a true Dr Oekter German original - and just what I was looking for!
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  2. Chef AprilAllYear
    Very Fine German Apple Cake Created by Chef AprilAllYear
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  3. Chef AprilAllYear
    I grew up eating this one (my mom's German) along with many other Dr. Oetker recipes and puddings/mixes, etc. I wanted to make this but didn't want to tip her off and ask for the recipe. THANK YOU for printing the recipe I grew up eating (my mom made a cake every week). All of them were "dry" by U.S. standards; my mom always said her favorite cakes as a kid were those she could pick up and go outside to eat.
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