German apple cake

(324 ratings)
German apple cake
German apple cake
  • Serves: 12

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This variation of apple cake is made with a thick dough which is pressed into the tin. Covered with sweet apple and cinnamon, it has a warm fruity flavor throughout. It only takes 15 mins to prepare and 1hr to bake and is well worth the wait. It costs hardly anything to make and is ideal served with lashing of cream or homemade custard for the perfect finish. You could try this recipe with pears instead.


  • 100g melted butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, quartered and sliced
  • 70g raisins
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 2tbsp demerera sugar

This cake is delicious served warm with cream


  1. Preheat oven to 375F/190C/Fan 150C/Gas Mark 5. Grease an 18cm spring form tin
  2. Place the melted butter in a large bowl. Stir through the sugar. Sift the flour and stir through the mix
  3. Add one egg at a time, stirring between each addition, until a soft dough is formed
  4. Press two thirds of the dough into the bottom of the pan
  5. In a separate bowl mix together the apple, raisins, cinnamon and demerera sugar
  6. Sprinkle the apply mix over the dough in the baking tin
  7. Break of bits of the remaining dough and dot over the apple
  8. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for 15 minutes, before transferring to a serving plate

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"This is also the same recipe I use (ironically) for Jewish Apple Cake. It's a recipe we use so that we may have it as part of a Kosher meal as it is sans dairy. For the "trained pastry chef"....make it and make it the way it's written. It absolutely is the perfect amounts of everything, it's prettier with the apple ribbons, but I suppose you could mix all ingredients together. I use 5 apples, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup of oil, 1/4 cup oj. It takes a patient person to bake this because it is often in the oven for upwards of 90 minutes!! But I've made it DOZENS of times and have never had a failure and have never had a single person not like it. It is a heavy cake, but a superbly moist cake (not oily at all). And it tastes even better the next day!!!!" Have nice day thank you

pauline grixti

this cake is yummy and so easy to make

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