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Apfelkuchen & Gourmet Dinner Club | German

Super simple apfelkuchen, a German apple cake.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: german
Keyword: fall, gourmet dinner club
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Sarah


  • 3 golden delicious apples peeled and sliced thin
  • 1/2 c butter softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a springform pan.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until combined. Add flour and baking powder and mix until just combined.
  • Spread batter into springform pan. Top with apples, starting with a ring around the outside of the pan, moving toward the center, with lots of overlap.
  • In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the apples.
  • Bake 60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. If cinnamon sugar on top is still raw, broil 3-5 minutes until browned.


It may not be traditional, but it’s perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a bit of caramel sauce.