➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
Here's my easy traditional German apple cake recipe, aka Versunkener Apfelkuchen, that's sure to please. It looks so amazingly pretty and is so easy to make.
It's one I learned early on in my marriage and I really depended upon it to make a good impression on the in-laws! A fresh dusting of icing sugar just before company comes, and ta-da, such a fancy-looking German food to enjoy.
What's so extra nice about this easy apple cake is that it ALWAYS turns out. And did I already say that it looks so pretty too! Which is pretty amazing for something that's so quick and easy to make.
Slicing the apples without cutting all the way through produces the pattern as the apples bake. In other words, the cake goes into the oven looking pretty ordinary, but comes out looking mighty extra-ordinary. What's so extra nice about this apple cake is that it ALWAYS turns out. And, did I mention, quick and easy?
If you're into quick German recipes like I am, this German apple cake recipe will be one of your favorite ones you'll probably memorize!
The German word for this is Versunkener Apfelkuchen translated as "sunken apple cake" ... sounds so much prettier in German than in English LOL
Such a quick and easy recipe to make .... and it looks so pretty!
This German Apple Cake usually finds its way onto my holiday table. Always looks so festive and it's so quick and easy to make.
This cake is absolutely delicious when served fresh, warm right out of the oven. However, it does last for a couple of days, remaining nice and moist because of the apples.
I've made this in a foil 9x12-inch pan ... works just as well. Great if you're taking it to a picnic. Perfect for a picnic, for a family dinner, and for a party! Always a winner!
"What's an "emergency cake?"
Well, the phone just rang and company's on its way!
My head spins -- quick dessert recipes, which one? Ah, my best cake recipe -- this one!
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!
Make the BEST Bavarian braised cabbage recipe that’s perfect for Oktoberfest or anytime you’re wanting a traditional German side dish. It’s Weisskraut, just like Oma makes it.
Oma shows how to make this German pretzel recipe without lye using an easy trick. Using BAKED baking soda, these pretzels will remind you of Oktoberfest all year long.
Make this easy version of Brathendl and you’ll think you’re back in Germany. Rotisserie a whole chicken in an air fryer this easy way. Crispy. Juicy. Tender. Lecker!
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