German apple cake

German apple cake

38 ratings

Felicia, air traffic controller


„Apple cake is one of my favorite desserts, and this recipe is uncomplicated and delicious!“

Difficulty

Medium 👍
50
min.
Preparation
45
min.
Baking
120
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-16+
10
apples
10 g
dry active yeast
125 ml
whole milk (lukewarm)
650 g
all-purpose flour (divided, plus more for dusting)
175 g
sugar (divided)
190 g
butter (cubed and divided, plus more for greasing)
2
large eggs
1
lemon (juice and zest)
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
½ tsp
ground nutmeg
40 g
ground almonds
1 packet
vanilla sugar
salt
Metric
Imperial
  • 10  apples
  • 10 g dry active yeast
  • 125 ml whole milk (lukewarm)
  • 650 g all-purpose flour (divided, plus more for dusting)
  • 175 g sugar (divided)
  • 190 g butter (cubed and divided, plus more for greasing)
  • 2  large eggs
  • 1  lemon (juice and zest)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 40 g ground almonds
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • salt

Utensils

  • fork
  • citrus juicer
  • rectangular baking dish (23- x 33-cm/9- x 13-inch)
  • fine grater
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with dough hook attachment
  • turning knife or vegetable peeler
  • 3 mixing bowls
  • rolling pin

Enjoy with

Vidal ice wine
An ice wine from Canada, with its acidity and notes of citrus fruit, pairs well with cinnamon and apples

Nutrition per serving

Cal
368
Protein
6g
Fat
12g
Carb
61g

Step 1/6

Combine yeast and milk in bowl of stand mixer, then cover and set aside until it turns foamy, approx. 10 min.
  • 10 dry active yeast
  • 125 ml whole milk (lukewarm)
  • mixing bowl

Combine yeast and milk in bowl of stand mixer, then cover and set aside until it turns foamy, approx. 10 min.

Step 2/6

Add eggs and salt, as well as some of the flour, sugar, and butter, and mix until dough forms. Cover and let rise for approx. 45 min., or until almost doubled in size.
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 500 all-purpose flour
  • 60 sugar
  • 90 butter (cubed)
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with dough hook attachment

Add eggs and salt, as well as some of the flour, sugar, and butter, and mix until dough forms. Cover and let rise for approx. 45 min., or until almost doubled in size.

Step 3/6

Meanwhile, peel, core, and slice apples.
  • 10 apples
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • turning knife or vegetable peeler

Meanwhile, peel, core, and slice apples.

Step 4/6

Toss apples with lemon juice and zest and set aside.
  • lemon (zest and juice)
  • citrus juicer
  • fine greater

Toss apples with lemon juice and zest and set aside.

Step 5/6

Mix together cinnamon, nutmeg, and some of the sugar. Grease a large rectangular baking dish with butter. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface, knead a couple of times until smooth, and roll out to fit the baking pan.
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 40 sugar
  • butter for greasing
  • flour for dusting
  • fork
  • mixing bowl
  • rectangular baking dish (23- x 33-cm/9- x 13-inch)
  • rolling pin

Mix together cinnamon, nutmeg, and some of the sugar. Grease a large rectangular baking dish with butter. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface, knead a couple of times until smooth, and roll out to fit the baking pan.

Step 6/6

Transfer dough to baking dish and sprinkle with almonds. Spread apple slices on top, then sprinkle with sugar mixture. For the crumble, combine flour, remaining sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla sugar and use your fingers to combine into large crumbs. Sprinkle crumble over apples and bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 45 min. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into squares and enjoy!
  • 40 ground almonds
  • 150 all-purpose flour
  • 75 sugar
  • 100 butter (cubed)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar

Transfer dough to baking dish and sprinkle with almonds. Spread apple slices on top, then sprinkle with sugar mixture. For the crumble, combine flour, remaining sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla sugar and use your fingers to combine into large crumbs. Sprinkle crumble over apples and bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 45 min. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into squares and enjoy!