Tuesday, November 29, 2011

German Apple Cake Recipe


 :) So I have this wonderful friend named Alexandra, she's half German, half Spanish! I get the joy of hearing her speak pure Spanish (hehe "corazon"-if you know someone from Spain, you'll appreciate that), as well as her infamous counting to three in German when her kids misbehave!  ;)  I also get the pleasure of enjoying her diverse meals and pastries! WOOHOO! 

One of my absolutely, hands-down, all time favorite desserts is her German Apple Cake.  Now this might sound weird, since I am a baker, but I don't really like sweets.  Her Apple Cake, however, IS TO. DIE.  FOR!!!! Guess what?! SHE'S DECIDED TO SHARE HER RECIPE WITH ALL OF US! All together now, THANK YOU ALEX!! haha- anyway, here is her recipe for German Apple Cake!  She will log in throughout the week (under my account as she is not a blogger), to comment back to all of those sweet comments I know you will all leave, and to answer any questions!


German Apple Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

-5 medium MacIntosh apples

-7 oz (200g) of unbleached flour
-4.5 oz (125g) of unsalted butter at room temperature, and a bit extra to grease pan with

-4.5 oz (125g) of sugar, set aside in a bowl

-A pinch of salt

-2 teaspoons of baking powder
-One cap full of Lemon Extract or Fresh Lemon Zest

-One pack of Dr. Oetker Vanilla Sugar

-3 medium or large eggs

-1-2 Tablespoons milk

-Powdered Cinnamon or Sugar (Optional)

 


Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  (or 325F for convection oven)

Wash & peel apples, use apple slicer or cut into 8 wedges. With a small sharp knife make thin lines on the back part of wedge. Put in a bowl and set aside. 


A stand up mixer is recommended for this recipe. Slice butter into mixing bowl and start on low for butter to be softened, slowly add sugar. Add the pinch of salt, and then add the cap full of Lemon Extract or Fresh Lemon Zest. Next, add the pack of Vanilla Sugar.   



Add in eggs, one by one letting each mix in first. When mixture is smooth, add flour in very slowly, and add baking powder. Add 1-2 Tablespoons milk, this will help to thin out the batter a little bit. Use a spring form pan for this cake. Grease it, especially the edge, with butter.  Pour batter into spring form and roughly smooth out. Sprinkle apple wedges with a little cinnamon - OPTIONAL - and mix around covering apples evenly. Lay apple wedges cut-side up, side by side, lengthwise, outer layer first, then inside, until there's no more space. Bake at 350F for about 40 min. Check cake with toothpick at this time, if it comes out clean, then it is ready, if not allow a few more minutes. Let cake cool in Spring Form for 5 min. Remove Spring and let cool another 5-10 min, carefully remove cake from bottom of Spring Form and transfer onto a cooling rack. Once completely cooled, place on plate or round platter. Decorate with a LITTLE amount of powdered sugar on top of cake. But most importantly, enjoy your German Apple Cake with a fresh cup of coffee and your favorite people!


Seriously, Alex, thank you so much for this; but most of all, for your sweet nature, your incredibly loyal and positive spirit, and for always being there for me!! Love you querida amiga! 
-Evey


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11 comments:

  1. German Apple Pie sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing your recipe at Potpourri Friday!

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  2. That sounds absolutely incredible Evelin! Perfect for this time of year and I'm thinking I could also get away with having it for breakfast. LOL! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  3. Oh my goodness, this looks great, but I happen to like any sweet made with apples. Is this cake a very moist one?

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  4. Hello everyone! Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments! The German Apple Cake does taste great for breakfast!;) It was my pleasure sharing this recipe with you. Please share your baking experiences as well!:)
    Alexandra :)

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  5. Evey here, Thank you for all of your comments! You made Alex feel appreciated, I'm sure! <3

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  6. I found your blog from Homemaker in Heels! My Dad is 100% German and lovesI his apples :) I'm saving this to bake for him one day - thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Hello! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe! :) Thank you for following my blog! I'll be sure to follow back!

    -Evey

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  8. Hi Evey~
    I'm a new linky follower. I must make this cake asap. My husband will love it!
    I have an Aspie son, too- he's in his twenties.
    Looking forward to following your blog!
    Take care~
    Tina

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    1. Hi! Good grief, I JUST saw this comment! -_- So glad to have you here! Hopping over to your blog now!

      xoxo
      Evey

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