Monday, January 24, 2011

german apple cake (don't make just one)

apple cake
just one bite left

Last weekend I made eight German Apple cakes. Two for a party we were attending, four for the women's shelter, and two more for... my tummy. I did share.

Years ago, when I called my Grandmother to get the recipe, she said "Now Fawn, don't make just one of these." She would always make anywhere from two to ten, and share them with family and neighbors. They are simple and delicious, like everything my Grandmother baked.

german apple cake
(makes two 9x9 cakes)

2 cups flour, sifted
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk

Mix all these ingredients together and beat the batter for 2 minutes.
Then add:

3 cups apples, peeled & sliced (Stayman/Winesap are my favorite for baking)

4 tsp cinammon
2/3 cup brown sugar
Mix these together well.

Grease two 8x8 cake pans and pour in the batter. Sprinkle over with the topping and dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, til golden brown and a knife inserted comes out clean.

Enjoy munching on this tasty cake soon. It's simple enough to make a wonderful weeknight dessert surprise for your family on a dreary winter day - especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. And don't forget to share.


  1. Sounds delicious. I'm going out to pick up some apples tout suite!

  2. that looks wonderful! I'll have to make that next time we have guests because I've been known not to share.....LOL

  3. Looks delicious. I'm so into apple crumble this winter, but I guess I should bring in some variation... Yummy.

  4. Sounds great! I'm an apple cake lover and gotta try your grandmother's recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  5. It sounds great. I think it would be great with vanilla ice cream, and bourbon caramel sauce drizzled on top of it all.

  6. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing... our brood will have to give this one a try.
    btw... my middle name is Fawn, too. Child of the '70's. How about you?

  7. I woke up this morning and was inspired to make this. My house smells of apple-y sweet goodness. I'm a grad student and it is a great way to start the day of studying! Thanks. P.S. I found your blog through ravelry :)

  8. Did you mean to include some type of shortening in the recipe?


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