Apfelkuchen (Apple Cake)

Apfelkuchen (apple Cake)

Apple cake, or Apfelkuchen as it is known in German, is a delicious and easy-to-make recipe that will be the perfect addition to your family’s fall baking repertoire. This dish features apples baked with cinnamon and sugar. The sweet apple flavor combined with the crumbly crust creates a dessert that can’t be beat!
prep: 20 mins cook: 35 mins additional: 30 mins total: 85 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 1 9×13-inch cake


¾ cup sifted all-purpose flour

1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

½ cup butter

1 ? cups warm milk

2 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour

3 large apples – peeled, cored, and sliced

6 tablespoons butter, softened

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

¼ cup white sugar

1 pinch salt

1 cup white sugar

1 pinch salt

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 ounces candied lemon peel, chopped (Optional)


Grease the bottom and sides of a 9×13-inch baking dish or a 9-inch springform pan.

Beat 2 1/4 cup flour, milk, 1/4 cup sugar, yeast, 6 tablespoons butter, vanilla extract, and 1 pinch salt in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high until dough is smooth, about 5 minutes; spread into baking dish and press dough up the sides. Press apple slices into dough.

Mix 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup flour, candied lemon peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1 pinch salt in a bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup butter with a knife or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; sprinkle over apples. Allow dough to rise for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Bake in preheated oven until cake is golden brown and apples are tender, about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 370 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 57.1g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 37.4mg; sodium 136mg.

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