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German Style Applecake

The other day I was feeling quite chilled in our drafty old house. Snow outside. Ice had formed on the windows inside. Kids and husband had left for the day. The fire in the wood stove from the morning had gone out while I was sewing. So I decided to get an “early” start on my dinner. You can read about my cooking up a storm here.

Since that day I made the German Style Apfelkuchen (Apple Cake) a second time for this season. This time I followed the German recipe a bit more closely. I take everything back I said in the post on my blog: This cake is really better if you use chopped apples and invest in the slivered almonds! Maybe I was also more patient kneading the dough the second time around. I added only two extra Tablespoons of milk to the original recipe. Last time I had to add a lot more to get the dough to stick together.

  •   350 g flour
  • 100 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • milk (recipe called for 4 Tablespoons but I added quite a bit more because the air was very dry
  • 150 g butter
  • 1 packet of vanilla sugar

3 pounds of apples, cored, and chopped into small pieces, sauteed in butter


almond slivers

You will find all the steps to make this delicious recipe on my blog. I don’t want t rehash the whole recipe. So come on over to my blog. All I can say is: The almonds on top make it so much more delicious and everyone will ask you where you found that recipe…It’s a total crowd pleaser.

Ulla Seckler  is a dollmaker who was born and raised in Germany. She lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and two kids. You can find her Notes by a German Dollmaker on her blog where she shares some great German recipes, pictures of her sweet dolls, and life lessons learned.  Don’t forget to stop by her Etsyshop and take a peek at her wonderful doll creations.

5 thoughts on “German Style Applecake

  1. I wish I had used this recipe several days ago, when I had to use up all the apples my daughter picked from our little tree outside. My mom used to make zwetschgenkuchen (plum kuchen) when I was growing up, and that was quite good.

  2. Awe, is your mom German? Yup, I love plums too. But now my tree is lying dead in the yard. sniffle.

  3. Yum! Now I just need at least a chilly day. I’d love to visit your cozy kitchen!

  4. That looks so delicious! I love apples and would love to try it soon!

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