Thursday, October 30, 2008

German Apple Cake - You'll Want the Recipe!

I made this recipe a couple of times last week. I took one to Church and I kept one at home and ate nearly the whole thing myself, I guess! ha. It works for breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and I think you'll like it, too. :-)

I made one last night for the freezer, and tonight I've just made two recipes, divided into three pans (one 8 x 11 1/2" and two 9x9").

Here's the recipe:
(My alterations are in parentheses and
cooking hints will be within the instructions.)

German Apple Cake

2 eggs
1 cup oil (1/2 cup oil plus 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups sugar (1 1/3 cup sugar)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
4 cups sliced apples

In a 4-cup glass measuring cup, measure the oil, yogurt, eggs, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. In a large bowl, measure the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and sugar; mix. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ones. The batter will be rather thick. Peel, core and slice your apples about 1/4" thick. (I have a little "peeler, slicer, corer" machine that leaves you with your apple shape that is sliced. I cut the sliced apple into thirds.)

The recipe calls for a well-greased, 9x13" pan. I use a well-greased, 8x11 1/2" pan, as it makes it "cakier." Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes (50 does it for me).

It is so moist! You may sprinkle the top of the cake with cinnamon/sugar mixture (as though you were making cinnamon toast) very lightly. This is certainly not necessary.

The house smells Wonderful as it's baking!



Frances said...

MMMMMmmmm, I can smell the kitchen now! That sounds so yummy and easy too. Thanks.


Kathleen said...

Yum ~ even reading the recipe makes my mouth water. I'm going to try it out! My hips thank you. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Yum ~ looks great! It must smell wonderful! Oven temp and baking time, please? ~ Deb

PS - Are you having trouble posting? I've "error codes" the past several days. Took about three hours to post today's - after I complained to them.

Gail said...


Thank you for the scrumptious looking recipe! Fall is such a great time to bake!


Shady Gardener said...

Frances, enjoy!

Kathleen, I understand... I'm trying not to look in the mirror! ha.

Deb, Thank YOU! I can't believe I left one of the most important parts out. Make sure you test with a toothpick. :-)

Yes, I've had a little bit of trouble posting, but it seems to be better, now.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Gail! You're right about baking in the Fall. It's fun to be able to GET to bake and not worry about heating an air-conditioned house, etc. Plus, with the Fall bounty of apples, pears, etc... :-)