Last year I was going to an Oktoberfest party, where I knew there would be delicious German beer and fabulous food and music, and I wasn’t sure what to bring . I finally opted for this German apple cake.
This cake is savory, sweet and fruity – a combination I wasn’t sure I would fall for for dessert. But it turns out that I’m a huge fan. I hope that you too!
- 2 cups All purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons Fine sea salt
- 1-½ tsp Ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
- 1 cup Unsalted butter, softened, room temperature
- 1 cup Packaged brown sugar
- ⅔ cups Granulated sugar
- 4 Large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
- FOR THE APPLES:
- ½ cups Granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
- 2 Large Apples (Granny Smith And/or Apple Of Your Choice)
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray (or butter).
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Put aside.
Using a blender (over medium heat), cream the softened butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla. Mix until homogeneous.
Slowly add flour mixture and stir until just combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared cake pan.
For the apples, in a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and cinnamon. Toss sliced apples until coated. Arrange the apple slices on top of the dough in the desired configuration.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Garnish with powdered sugar or whipped cream.