Beautiful German apple cake

Beautiful German apple cake


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About this recipe: This delicious German apple cake is simple to make, tastes fab and with fanned apples arranged over the top of the cake - it looks beautiful, too. Sprinkling sugar over the apples caramelises them nicely.


Serves: 10 

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 to 4 apples - peeled, cored, halved and thinly sliced
  • extra sugar, for sprinkling

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Beat egg whites until stiff, cover and chill.
  2. Cream together the egg yolk and sugar till pale and smooth, then whisk in butter, lemon juice and lemon zest. Beat until the cake mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, sieve in flour, salt and baking powder. Mix to combine.
  4. Fold egg whites and flour mixture into yolk mixture, alternating between each addition. Pour cake mixture into tin and smooth top out. Gently fan apart the apple slices and arrange onto the top of the cake. Sprinkle with sugar.
  5. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a round springform cake tin with butter and dust with flour. Set aside.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, or till a skewer inserted in the sponge comes out clean.

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Reviews (1)


It was delicious! I put sugar and cinnamon on top before I put it in the oven and that gave it the extra kick! :-) - 10 Oct 2014

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