➤ by Gerhild Fulson
This traditional German apple cake recipe, aka Versunkener Apfelkuchen, is sure to please.
If you’re looking for an easy and impressive dessert to make, look no further. This delicious cake is one I often helped Mutti make while growing up. Once married, I really depended on it to make a good impression on my new in-laws.
It’s a simple vanilla cake topped with thinly sliced fresh apples. Slicing the apples without cutting all the way through produces a lovely fanned effect as the apples bake.
In other words, the cake goes into the oven looking pretty ordinary, but comes out looking mighty extraordinary, as the batter rises up and bakes around the fanned apples.
With a fresh dusting of icing sugar on top of the cake, it looks so pretty and fancy! Which is pretty amazing for something that’s so quick and easy to make.
What's so extra nice about this German apple cake recipe is that it ALWAYS turns out, whether you’re making it for the first time, second time, or umpteenth time.
This cake is absolutely delicious when served warm right out of the oven, especially with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Perfect for 3:00 Kaffee und Kuchen, aka Kaffeeklatsch.
Amazingly, it tastes even better the next day; thanks to the apples, it remains a moist cake for 3 to 4 days and becomes even more flavorful as the apples infuse the cake with flavor.
This German apple cake usually finds its way onto my holiday table. It always looks so festive and it's so quick and easy to make - perfect for the busy holiday season!
It’s an excellent dessert option any time of the year. It’s perfect for picnics, potlucks, family dinners, and parties. No matter the occasion, it’s always a winner! And, did I mention it’s quick and easy?
If you're into quick German recipes like I am, this delicious apple cake may very well become one of your favorite German cakes. You may even love it so much, you'll have it memorized!
German apple cake is what I call an emergency cake.
What's an "emergency cake"?
Well, the phone just rang and company's on its way!
My head spins -- I need a quick dessert recipe, but which one? Ah, my best cake recipe -- German apple cake!
Why? It’s quick, easy, and the ingredients are pantry staples. I always have them on hand!
By the way, this German recipe is called Versunkener Apfelkuchen, which translates as sunken apple cake... sounds so much prettier in German than in English! LOL
I have so many wunderbar memories in the kitchen with my Oma, and have had MANY of her most popular and traditional recipes, like this apple cake!
I've enjoyed this recipe multiple times on my work days at Oma's. I'll walk in to see this scrumptious cake sitting on the counter, and my mouth just starts to water. But I have to tell myself, "No, Lydia. Wait until 3 o'clock coffee break time!"
The absolute best part about this recipe is when you take a big dollop of Oma's homemade whipped cream and plop it right on top! Especially when the cake is fresh out of the oven and it's still warm, then the whipped cream melts over it. Or serve it with French vanilla ice cream! Oh my, what a lecker treat that is too!
I LOVE this cake! The soft crunch of the sweet apples is absolutely delicious! It gives you so much opportunity to be creative and if you've read up on me, you know how much I love when something gives the chance to show creativity. With an artsy mind you can really get creative with anything if you put your mind to it!
This cake is no exception. Get your creative juices flowing! Make a fancy design with those apples, add cinnamon to make it taste like apple pie, sprinkle powdered sugar… it's all in your hands. :)
Now, I know Oma may call this her emergency cake, but I call it her exquisitely beautiful cake! Her cake made with love, and made deliciously German.
Learn a little bit about me, Lydia, and my kitchen adventures with Oma!
Oma's German schnitzel recipe (Schweineschnitzel) is great if you need something delicious that's quick to make as well. So traditionally German and so WUNDERBAR!
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