German Apple Dapple Cake

German Apple Dapple Cake


"More apples than cake! Topped with a rich caramel sauce."


servings 686 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 686 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 45 g
  • 69%
  • Carbs:
  • 67.2g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 384 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan, or a 10 inch tube pan. Stir the flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the oil, eggs, 1 cup brown sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add the flour mixture and mix well. Stir in the chopped apples and nuts.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. For the Topping: In a saucepan, combine 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup cream. Bring to a boil, and continue boiling for 3 minutes. Cool slightly and pour over warm cake.
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  1. 28 Ratings


This is a wonderfully different sort of cake. My great grandma made this when I was a kid, when she lost her mind to alzheimer's disease the recipe went with her. The only thing I can say is tha...

This cake is delicous, especially for fall. I cut the oil in it! I sub'd 3/4 cup apple sauce and 1/4 cup oil for the 1 1/2 cups oil it asked for. The cake was perfect!!!

I haven't made the recipe yet, but a friend did and it was fabulous. Hint: My friend made the cake the night before and it seemed to moist and runny so got up in the morning and cooked it a whi...

Add cinnamon - use at least a half of a cup more sliced apples - up to a cup more. Bake longer. This is one of our family's favorite recipes!

Excellent cake...moist and yummy. I shredded the apples instead of chopping them for a smoother consistency.

really good and really easy. I put the apples in the food processor and pulsed till they were minced but not liquid. worked really well. caramel topping is a plus. definitely will make again.

Batter baked for 45 minutes in tube pan, yet failed to cook through to the center. Maybe too many "wet" ingredients (calls for 4 cups of apples)? Sweetness of cake made caramel topping super...

The cake was somehow dry even with 1 1/2 cups of oil and 4 cups of apples. I had to cook it for almost an hour for the center to be done and by then the outside was hard. I love the caramel topp...

Excellent! I made this for a pitch-in that had a German food theme. I took the suggestion to use 3/4 cup applesause and 1/4 cup oil instead of all oil and it turned out just fine. Next time thou...