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German Apple Cake

Updated February 23, 2016

This moist apple cake is made special with a delicious crumbly streusel topping.

Freezing Information: freeze, wrapped, for up to 6 months.

Makes8 servings

Preparation Time30 min

Preparation Time - Text30 mins, plus chilling

Cooking Time45 min

Cooking Time - Text50

Cooking Methodbaking

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 4 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationpeanut free, tree nut free

Equipmentspringform pan

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturefruity, sweet

Type of Dishcake

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 12 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1¼ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp whole milk
  • 8 in (20cm) springform pan
  • Wire rack

Instructions

  1. To make the topping, mix the flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add the butter and rub it in. Shape into a thick disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Butter an 8-in (20cm) springform pan and line the bottom with wax paper. Peel and core the apples, and cut them into wedges.

  3. Beat the butter, sugar, and lemon zest together until pale and creamy. Beat the eggs, one at a time, into the butter mixture. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add to the bowl, along with the milk, and mix until smooth.

  4. Spread half of the batter into the pan. Top with half of the apples. Repeat. Grate the streusel over the apples.

  5. Bake for 45–50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let stand on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove the sides of the pan and cool. Serve warm or cold.

  6. 5. Bake for 45–50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let stand on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove the sides of the pan and cool. Serve warm or cold.

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The recipe calls for 3/4 teaspoon baking powder.

the recipe does not tell you how much baking powder to use....

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