Easy Apple Pudding Cake – Heidi's Apfel-Puddingkuchen

This apple pudding cake, aka Apfel-Puddingkuchen, tastes like a traditional Apple Bread Pudding. It's an easy dessert recipe that's delicious served warm with ice cream and sprinkled with cinnamon.

Since it's made right in the baking dish, it's really super quick and easy.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Bake Time

50 minutes

Total Time

60 minutes


Makes 9 servings


  • 4 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons butter
  • 2 cups boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. In a deep 9x9-inch pan, mix together the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. Add the apple slices and mix until coated with the flour mixture.
  4. Add the milk that has been mixed with the vanilla or almond extract.
  5. Stir until everything has been moistened. Smooth out the top. Dot the butter on top.
  6. Put pan on rack in oven and carefully pour the 2 cups of boiling water over the top. DO NOT STIR. (Put a baking sheet on the rack under your pan. Sometimes it bubbles over when it's baking.)
  7. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  8. Let cool slightly before serving. Sprinkle extra cinnamon on top if desired.


  • Omit cinnamon if desired.
  • Sprinkle slivered almonds on top before baking if desired.

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