German apple cake

German apple cake

Based on 49 ratings

Difficulty

Medium 👍
50
min.
Preparation
45
min.
Baking
120
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-16+
10 apples
10 g dry active yeast
125 ml whole milk (lukewarm)
650 g all-purpose flour (divided)
175 g sugar (divided)
190 g butter (cubed and divided, plus more for greasing)
large eggs
lemon (juice and zest)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
40 g ground almonds
1½ tsp vanilla sugar
salt
flour for dusting
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • mixing bowl
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with dough hook attachment
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • turning knife or vegetable peeler
  • citrus juicer
  • fine greater
  • fork
  • rectangular baking dish (23- x 33-cm/9- x 13-inch)
  • rolling pin

Nutrition per serving

Cal
368
Protein
6g
Fat
12g
Carb
61g

Step 1/6

Combine yeast and milk in bowl of stand mixer, then cover and set aside until it turns foamy, approx. 10 min.
  • 10 dry active yeast
  • 125 ml whole milk (lukewarm)
  • mixing bowl

Combine yeast and milk in bowl of stand mixer, then cover and set aside until it turns foamy, approx. 10 min.

Step 2/6

Add eggs and salt, as well as some of the flour, sugar, and butter, and mix until dough forms. Cover and let rise for approx. 45 min., or until almost doubled in size.
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 500 all-purpose flour
  • 60 sugar
  • 90 butter (cubed)
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with dough hook attachment

Add eggs and salt, as well as some of the flour, sugar, and butter, and mix until dough forms. Cover and let rise for approx. 45 min., or until almost doubled in size.

Step 3/6

Meanwhile, peel, core, and slice apples.
  • 10 apples
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • turning knife or vegetable peeler

Meanwhile, peel, core, and slice apples.

Step 4/6

Toss apples with lemon juice and zest and set aside.
  • lemon (zest and juice)
  • citrus juicer
  • fine greater

Toss apples with lemon juice and zest and set aside.

Step 5/6

Mix together cinnamon, nutmeg, and some of the sugar. Grease a large rectangular baking dish with butter. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface, knead a couple of times until smooth, and roll out to fit the baking pan.
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 40 sugar
  • butter for greasing
  • flour for dusting
  • fork
  • mixing bowl
  • rectangular baking dish (23- x 33-cm/9- x 13-inch)
  • rolling pin

Mix together cinnamon, nutmeg, and some of the sugar. Grease a large rectangular baking dish with butter. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface, knead a couple of times until smooth, and roll out to fit the baking pan.

Step 6/6

Transfer dough to baking dish and sprinkle with almonds. Spread apple slices on top, then sprinkle with sugar mixture. For the crumble, combine flour, remaining sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla sugar and use your fingers to combine into large crumbs. Sprinkle crumble over apples and bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 45 min. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into squares and enjoy!
  • 40 ground almonds
  • 150 all-purpose flour
  • 75 sugar
  • 100 butter (cubed)
  • 1 pinch salt
  •  tsp vanilla sugar

Transfer dough to baking dish and sprinkle with almonds. Spread apple slices on top, then sprinkle with sugar mixture. For the crumble, combine flour, remaining sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla sugar and use your fingers to combine into large crumbs. Sprinkle crumble over apples and bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 45 min. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into squares and enjoy!