Easy German Apple Cake Recipe – Versunkener Apfelkuchen
An Easy German Apple Cake recipe. Stirred batter topped with fresh apples. This Apple Cake is called Versunkener Apfelkuchen in Germany.
Ingredients for Easy German Apple Cake recipe:
- 125 g (4.4 oz) of butter OR margarine, soft
- 125 g (4.4 oz) of sugar
- 250 g (8.8 oz) of flour, all-purpose
- 3 eggs, XL
- 2 tablespoons of rum
- 1 pouch of baking powder OR 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 pouch of vanilla sugar OR 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 pinch of salt
- 6–8 apples (depending on size)
Note: Dr. Oetker Baking powder and Dr. Oetker Vanilla Sugar is available at most grocery stores in the international food section, in specialty deli/gourmet stores, or online.
Preparation of the Apple Cake:
Use an electric hand mixer to beat soft margarine with sugar and vanilla flavoring in a bowl. Add one egg at a time and mix. Then, add the rum. In a separate container mix baking powder to the flour and sift over the batter. Beat until the batter is smooth.
Peel the apples, cut them in quarters and remove the core with the seeds. Make two or three cuts lengthwise on the outside of each piece of quartered apples. Do not cut the apple piece all the way through; your cut should be about one quarter through into the apple.
Grease your springform pan (I used 11 inches in diameter). Spread the batter evenly in the pan. Place the apples evenly in the batter. Push down a little but don’t cover the apples entirely.
Baking the Apple Cake:
Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F) and bake your Apple Cake for about 40 – 45 minutes on the middle rack. When the time is up, take the cake out of the oven and open the springform immediately. Once the cake has cooled down, sift powdered sugar over it.