13 May 2008


Posted by khk

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3 mid-sized apples (I like to use Empire)
4 1/2 oz sugar
4 1/2 oz softened butter
7 oz whole wheat pastry flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill flour)
2 tsp baking powder (aluminum free)
2 tbl milk
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (at least 8 minutes). Add the vanilla and one egg at a time. Combine flour, baking powder and salt slowly add to the butter/sugar/egg mixture. Add milk.

Peel, core and quarter apples. If you are working slow, store the cut apples in water with some vitamin C (or lemon juice).

Now comes the trick: Make a number of cuts about 3/4 through the apple slices, lengthwise (look at the picture to get an idea).

Butter (or use baking spray) and flour a spring form and fill with batter. Arrange the apples on the batter (don’t push them into the batter).

Bake for 50-60 minutes, until golden brown.

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2 Responses to “Apfelkuchen”

  1. The Apfelkuchen tastes as good as it looks.
    Exellent . Perfect for Mothers Day,or any Day.

    Heidi F.


    Heidi Foerg

  2. I made this for my German husband this morning for Father’s Day. He loved it. I only used 4oz of salted butter as that is what a stick is in US. I also used 4 oz of sugar. The cake flour I used was shy of a cup. (there are 8oz in a cup and this recipe calls for 7oz). I used only 2 apples as it didn’t look like more would fit. Next time I will make them fit. Also I cooked it in a pie plate. The apples sunk:(. Guess I pushed in too much? Next time I will just rest on top. Also I only cooked this for 40mins. It was a tad dry but really tasty. (I forgot to put the milk in. Maybe this is why it was slightly dry). It would be nice to have something sweet to dribble on top like whipped cream, or ice cream or even better. Still the taste was wonderful and all were happy. I sifted some cinnamon over the top before putting in oven.


    Carol Anne Schmidt