Apfelkuchen (Apple Cake)

Apfelkuchen (Apple Cake)

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"I fell in love with apfelkuchen when I was in 6th grade. Our teacher let us order from a local German bakery and eat our treats in class once a month. These flavors bring back wonderful memories."


1 h 25 m servings 370 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 370 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 57.1g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 175 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Beat 2 1/4 cup flour, milk, 1/4 cup sugar, yeast, 6 tablespoons butter, vanilla extract, and 1 pinch salt in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high until dough is smooth, about 5 minutes; spread into baking dish and press dough up the sides. Press apple slices into dough.
  3. Mix 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup flour, candied lemon peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1 pinch salt in a bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup butter with a knife or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; sprinkle over apples. Allow dough to rise for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 35 minutes.
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  1. 28 Ratings


This was delicious and not hard to make at all. It was humid the day I made this. The dough seemed way to sticky with the amount of flour called for in the dough part of the recipie. I hate a...

Making this one again at husband's request for Thanksgiving dessert. I used dark brown sugar in the topping the first time. A little too "gooey" with just the brown sugar - going to use half reg...

This is a great recipe. So simple and quick to make. I used fresh apricots and no crumbs. Instead I whipped one egg with 1/2 cup sugar and poured that over the apricots. This is a keeper!

My mother is from Germany, I have been there several times. This is just like the cake I have eaten there. I may try with plums instead of apples next time

Wonderful! As a German, I thoroughly enjoyed this.

As good as in Germany, and my house smells heavenly!

I am currently studying in Germany and this tastes better than the Apfelkuchen at the bakeries! It's not too sweet, just right. I add an extra apple, but 3 is just fine. The dough is super stick...

I made this the other day, and it was a blast from the past! My mother is from Germany and used to make this often. This is the same recipe she has from a German cookbook called Backen macht Fre...

Just made this for the first time today. This is one of the best desserts I have had in my whole life! I followed the recipe exactly as stated. Thank you so much, sneez, for such an awesome reci...