Thursday, June 6, 2013

How to make a classic German Apple Cake - German Apple Cake recipe

Apple cake is a classic in Germany. No doubt, that this is one of the most baked cakes. There
might be many different ways to make one and a wide range of different ingredients which are used by different people. The following is a simple and easy to make apple cake which was done by our families for centuries. But it never fails to be a welcome pastry for any occasion. If you follow the simple recipe, you will succeed in getting this German classic done.

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5 apples (Braeburn works great or apples with similar taste, little sour)
3 lemons
3 large eggs
4 oz. butter
4 oz. sugar
7 oz. flour
2 ½  teaspoon  baking powder
2-3 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon butter to grease the spring form (10 inch).
For Decoration powder sugar

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Grease the spring form ( bottom and sides) well with butter. A baking brush works best, but you also can use paper towel or baking paper. Do not save on butter. You want to make sure that the cake will not stick. ( greasing the spring form will take about a teaspoon of butter)

Press out the 3 lemons. Mix the lemon juice in about ½ gallon cold water and fill it in a bowl. Peel and pit the apples. Then cut them in quarters and store them in the lemon water ( keeps them from turning brown).

Put all other ingredients in a big bowl and mix them good with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes. Fill the dough in the greased spring form , see photo 1).

Cut the top of the apple quarters with a fork. see photo 2)

Put the apples in circles on top. see photo 3)

Bake the cake for 35-40 minutes on 350° in the oven middle until it is golden brown. After 30 minutes check the dough if it is already golden brown. If so use a spit to prove if the dough is done. Try at different spots and especially close to an apple in the middle part. see photo 4)

If dough sticks at the spit the dough is not ready. Test with the spit again after 5 more minutes.

After 40 minutes the cake should be done. Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool before you remove it carefully out of the spring form.

Last put a little powder sugar on top of the cake, DONE.

Serve it cool or light warm with fresh whipped heavy cream. Makes a great dessert or simply a mid afternoon coffee dish.

Remember, if you have questions about the process, ingredients or anything. Do not hesitate to ask us. Also post comments if you like. But make sure to keep it clean , positive and fun. Thank you for stopping by.

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