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German Apple Cake (Apfelkuchen)

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90Minutes
340Calories
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German Apple Cake (Apfelkuchen)

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Description

This dense, buttery cake is flavored with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg and is crowned with a halo of sweet apples that sink slightly during baking. Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream for a sweet ending to a German meal — and feel free to pair it with a märzen beer. Or start your day with a wedge of this coffee cake-like treat alongside a cup of joe. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Ashley Strickland Freeman.

Ingredients

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10 SERVINGS
  • nonstick cooking oil spray (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (divided)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar (for cake)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 apples (sweet, preferably Honeycrisp or Gala, peeled and sliced about ⅓ inch thick)
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar (for topping)
  • sweetened whipped cream (optional, for serving)
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    Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F with a rack set in the center. Coat a 9-inch springform pan that’s 3 inches tall with cooking spray. Wrap the bottom of the springform with aluminum foil to prevent any butter or batter from leaking.
    2. Stir together flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, the salt, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Set aside.
    3. Put ¾ cup softened butter and 1 cup sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl and beat on medium speed with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, until the yolk disappears. Add flour mixture on low speed and mix until combined, making sure there are no lumps. Beat in vanilla.
    4. Spread batter into an even layer in the prepared springform pan. Arrange apple slices on top in 2 concentric circles. Gently press apples into the batter slightly. Brush apples with melted butter. Stir together the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar evenly over the apples.
    5. Bake cake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55-60 minutes. Let cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges and release the sides of the pan. Serve cake warm or at room temperature, with whipped cream, if you like.
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    340Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories340Calories from Fat160
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat18g28%
    Saturated Fat11g55%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol105mg35%
    Sodium220mg9%
    Potassium90mg3%
    Protein4g8%
    Calories from Fat160
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate41g14%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Sugars25g50%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C4%
    Calcium8%
    Iron8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(1)

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    Wilson 2 months ago
    Great recipe! I used a little less sugar and more nutmeg and was very happy with the results. Next time I might add a dash of apple cider into the batter just to get some more apple flavor, but even as it is, this is a keeper! Will make again

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