Perfect German Apple Cake

German Apple Cake
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Greetings and welcome to my charming enclave of German pastry delights! If you find yourself yearning for a taste of unparalleled homemade splendour, allow me to introduce you to the enchanting olfactory journey that is a freshly baked German Apple Cake gracing your culinary domain. Within these words, I shall impart the cherished ancestral formula for this delectable confection. From the succulent orchard-harvested apples to the lusciously buttery pastry shell, I shall be your guide through each meticulous phase to ensure your culinary creation ascends to the celestial heights that mine has.

Essential Components
Before we embark on this epicurean odyssey, let us amass the essential constituents that shall be required:

German Apple Cake

How to make German Apple Cake

Perfect German Apple Cake

Recipe by ImamCourse: DessertCuisine: German


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  • For the Exquisite Pastry Shell
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup of frigid, cubed unsalted butter

  • A quarter cup of granulated sugar

  • A mere smidgen of salt

  • For the Luxuriant Apple Filling
  • Five to six substantial, tangy apples (I find the Granny Smith variety to be especially efficacious)

  • Half a cup of granulated sugar

  • One teaspoon of ground cinnamon

  • For the Sumptuous Topping
  • Half a cup of all-purpose flour

  • Half a cup of granulated sugar

  • One quarter-cup of cold, cubed unsalted butter

  • Furthermore, you may require a modicum of powdered sugar for an artful dusting.

  • In the pursuit of culinary excellence, one must acquaint oneself with the finer nuances of these unique ingredients and the precise orchestration required for their harmonious confluence in crafting the German Apple Cake paragon.


  • Crafting an Exquisite Pastry: A Culinary Odyssey
  • In the realm of culinary artistry, the process of creating a delectable pastry is a delicate dance of precision and creativity. Let us embark on this journey and unveil the magic that lies within crafting the perfect crust, preparing the apple filling, and adding the finishing touch.
  • Mastering the Crust
  • Our odyssey commences with the foundation of our creation—the crust. In a mixing vessel of discernment, amalgamate the flour, meticulously cubed frigid butter, sugar, and a mere hint of salt. Employ your nimble fingers or the grace of a pastry cutter to orchestrate this ensemble into a symphony of coarse crumbs, akin to the texture of fine beach sand.
  • With the crust mixture in its perfected state, proceed to firmly press it into the embrace of the awaiting, well-greased cake pan. Picture this as laying the cornerstone for our forthcoming apple masterpiece, a testament to your culinary prowess.
  • The Apple Alchemy
  • Our narrative takes a delightful twist as we embark on the transformation of apples into a symphony of flavours. First, embark on the intricate process of peeling, coring, and deftly slicing these pomaceous wonders. Armed with a keen-edged blade and a modicum of patience, these tasks become your trusted companions on this journey.
  • In a reverent bowl, engage the apple slices in a gentle embrace with sugar and the aromatic essence of ground cinnamon. Witness as they become uniformly coated in this enchanting amalgamation, where sweetness and spice engage in their mesmerizing dance.
  • With this sugar-kissed transformation complete, it is time to arrange the apple slices upon the stage set by the crust. Here, your creativity knows no bounds, and you can craft a mosaic that resembles a work of art.
  • The Crowning Glory
  • Before our masterpiece enters its transformative crucible, let us prepare the crowning glory—the topping. In a separate vessel, harmonize flour, sugar, and the companionship of frigid, cubed butter until they coalesce into a symphony of coarse crumbs. This amalgamation promises to bestow a delightful crunch upon our impending cake.
  • As the moment of truth approaches, sprinkle this topping symphony evenly over the awaiting apple ensemble. It is akin to adorning our apple royalty with a resplendent crown, a final touch of regal elegance.
  • The Baking Odyssey
  • With our creation poised for its grand reveal, the time has come to usher it into the warmth of the preheated oven. Allow it to partake in the transformative crucible for approximately 45-50 minutes, or until the pinnacle takes on a resplendent hue of golden brown, and the apples within attain the zenith of tenderness.
  • The Crescendo of Anticipation
  • As our culinary opus completes its metamorphosis, exercise restraint and grant it a brief reprieve. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for approximately 10 minutes. This interval shall test the bounds of anticipation, as the fragrant aroma tantalizingly fills the air.
  • And there you have it, a symphony of flavours and textures, an ode to the culinary arts, encapsulated within this exquisite creation. The journey was one of precision, creativity, and the judicious utilization of a rare lexicon to elevate our prose to the pinnacle of uniqueness.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 13g 20%
    • Saturated Fat 40g 200%
  • Cholesterol 5mg 2%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Carbohydrate 49g 17%
    • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    • Sugars 27g
  • Protein 3g 6%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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