9/04/2012

German apple cake

I love apple cakes, and this is a recipe from my lovely German dil.

It's an unusual apple cake as it has 3 layers. It's not the prettiest of cakes, but the flavour's really good. It's not a huge cake, but it's nice eaten warm as a pudd., or you could eat it cold as a cake with your afternoon cuppa.

100g butter
100g caster sugar
200g sr flour
1 large egg
pinch salt
500g cooking apples
55g sultanas
1 tspn cinnamon
55g demerara sugar

Preheat oven 190C/gas 5.
Grease and line a 20cm springform tin.

Melt butter in microwave or pan. Remove and add the sugar, flour, egg and salt. Mix to a stiff dough.
Put 2/3 of the dough in the bootom of the cake tin, pressing it to cover the base.
Mix the rest of the ingredients together and then put on top of the dough.
Put the 1/3 of the dough on top in pieces, tearing it and gently pressing it down. It won't cover the apple mixture.
Bake for about 50 mins till golden, but cover with some foil for about the last 10 mins to stop the top burning.
Cool in the tin then put on a plate and serve warm or cold.


It's not burnt! I used dark demerara sugar mixed with the cinnamon and apple.



I love the apple layer with the sultanas, sugar and cinnamon. It's a nice mixture of textures - the cake bottom, the apple layer and the almost cobbler topping. Just right for this cold, miserable weather.

I'm off to my daughter next week for a break, so won't be posting. I lost my husband recently, so have
lost my inspiration for baking. My son came to visit so I felt I had to make an effort, and made this as a dessert. 

5 comments:

Miss C Flash said...

I've never tried an apple cake before, thanks for sharing this recipe :-) x

Phil in the Kitchen said...

I'm very partial to apple cakes but I've not seen one that looks like this before. I like the sound of those three layers a lot.

thecelticcookinshanghai said...

I love an apple cake but have never found cooking apples here in Shanghai. The ones I've tried to use haven't really given me the results I want. This recipe has made me want to go out and try and find some apples that will work. Wish me luck.

The Caked Crusader said...

I love the German style of baking and I've love a thick slice of this please!

julie said...

This sounds like a nice homey cake for the coming apple season. Thanks for sharing it, Eira :)