My favorite apple cake

apple cake

If you like Apple Cake or “Apfelstrudel”, this is a recipe to try. Since I discovered it a few years ago in one of my first cooking books with the “creative” title “Backvergnuegen wie noch nie”, and especially since we have so many apples in the garden that I have a hard time finding out what to do with them, tasteless muffinsI make this cake at least twice a year. Lea loves it as much, it was actually the cake she wanted to have for her 6th birthday party.

And I was glad I made it. Because the beautiful and healthy apple sauce muffins I made in addition to the cake turned out to taste absolutely terrible! None of the 7 girls visiting had more than a few bites of them. They were just too healthy, for sure.

But well, we had the apple cake, and were saved. And had even enough so that Timo and I could have a piece. Yum!

My favorite apple cake
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The perfect apple cake: a filling with raisins and cinnamon, reminding of Apfelstrudel, with a deliciously buttery dough. To try!
Recipe type: Baked
Serves: 12 pieces
  • 300g flour
  • 200g butter
  • 175g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • cest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1kg apples (ideally a sour sort)
  • 50g raisins
  • 50g sugar
  • ½ tsp grounded cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla pudding powder
  • You also need a spring form with 26cm diameter
  1. Knead flour, butter, sugar and the egg until you have a homogenous dough. Form a ball, wrap it into foil and leave it in the fridge for at least 2 hours (you can also easly prepare this the day before).
  2. Peel the apples, cut them into quarters and cut into thin slices. Mix them with the lemon cest, the lemon juice, the raisins and the cinnamon.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
  4. Roll out the dough and cover the bottom and the sides of the spring form with a layer of cake. Cut the remaining dough in stripes.
  5. Perforate the dough on the bottom with a fork and put the apple fillilng on top.
  6. Mix the eggs eith the milk, the sugar and the pudding powder and pour the mixture over the apple filling.
  7. Cover it with the dough stripes so that you create a checkered pattern.
  8. Bake the apple cake in the middle of the oven for 50-60 minutes, then let it cool down in the form for a few minutes before taking it out.
  9. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 12 pieces Calories: 380 kcal/ piece


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