Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What's Cooking Wednesday - German Apple Cake

Thanks to Susan Oleksiw for yesterday's guest post. Characters are my favorite part of reading and writing, and it's wonderful to see how others approach them.

Sorry there's no picture of the completed recipe this week. I'm trying to have everything ready for my trip to the Emerald City Writer's Conference, so I'm not cooking much. I do want to keep sharing recipes on Wednesdays, however, so here's one from my mom. She likes things simple, and this one, like the almond torte recipe which is also one of hers, is done in a food processor.

(And remember – if you share a recipe, you get an entry into my "cleaning out my bookshelf" contest.)

German Apple Cake

Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a 9" springform pan


1 c sugar
1 t vanilla
1 c flour
1 egg
4 T butter
4 large tart apples
1 t baking powder


3 T sugar
1 t cinnamon
3 T melted butter
1 egg


With metal blade, add all ingredients except apples to bowl of processor. Process until mixture resembles cornmeal. Spread mixture in bottom of a well greased 9” springform pan

Peel, quarter & seed apples. Slice in the food processor. Arrange in layers on top of crumb mixture. Bake 45 minutes. (I put cake mixture up sides of pan about ½ - 1 inch). Save the ‘best’ apples slices for top layer so it looks like you've spent a lot of time on presentation.


Add sugar, butter, cinnamon & egg to bowl of processor with metal blade. Process until mixture is smooth and sugar dissolves. Spoon mixture over apples & bake until top is firm, 30-45 minutes.

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Maryannwrites said...

This sounds like an easier version of an apple cake my mother-in-law used to make. She gave me the recipe years ago, but wonderful cook that I am, I think I have only made it once, since. LOL I may try this easier version. I have lots of apples right now.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Mmm...this sounds great! And the apples we've got at the store right now are fantastic. Sounds like the perfect recipe to use them for.

Karen C said...

Sounds yummy!

Terry Odell said...

Maryann - I will attest to the easiness of this one.

Elizabeth - let me know how it works out for you.

Karen - it is.