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Simple Apple Cake

Simple Apple Cake Recipe

Simple Apple Cake Recipe!

This simple apple cake recipe is easy to prepare. You could also use cherries, rhubarb or plums to top the yeast dough.

Ingredients for the Simple Apple Cake:

  • 500 g (1.1 lb) of flour, all-purpose 
  • pinch of salt
  • 125 g (4.4 oz) of butter, melted
  • 250 ml (8.45 oz) of milk, lukewarm
  • 2 eggs, XL
  • 1 pouch of dry yeast, rapid-rise 
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1,5 kg (3.3 lb) apples (I like Macintosh and Jonagold)
  • decorative sugar (optional)


Sift your flour and place it in the bowl of your electric mixer. Mix with yeast. Add salt and sugar. Add the eggs (not too cold) on top. Melt the butter in the microwave for about 45 seconds on high and add it to the flour. Warm up the milk in the microwave for about 30 seconds and spread over the flour. Mix all the ingredients together until the mixture turns into a smooth ball. Cover the bowl with a towel and have it stand for about 2 hours in a warm place.

In the meantime, peel and core the apples. Next, cut them in quarters and then, slices.

Prepare your baking sheet (I used size 11 in x 17 in) with parchment paper. Roll out your dough with a rolling pin and spread it evenly on the baking sheet. Place the apples in the dough by making rows and pressing down a little. Let it rise again with the fruit for about 30 minutes.

Preparation of dough for Simple Apple Cake   Preparation of Apples    Baking of the Cake

Preheat the oven at 190-205°C (375-400°F). When ready, bake for 30–40 minutes on one rack below the top rack.

Decoration of Simple Apple Cake:

When the cake has cooled down, you can either leave it plain or you can use some themed decoration. Spread blue and white decorative sugar over it for Oktoberfest. To try the Authentic Apple Crumb Cake click here, the Traditional Rhubarb Cake click here, and the German Plum Cake click here.

Ingredients for Vanilla Sauce:

Vanilla Sauce

  • 1 package of Vanilla Jell-o-brand Cook & Serve Pudding
  • 4 heaping tablespoons of sugar
  • 3-4 cups of milk


  •  “Dr. Oetker Pudding Powder Vanilla” (Available in select markets or on Amazon.com)

Preparation American Jell-o Pudding:

Pour 2 cups of milk in a saucepan at medium heat. Mix one package Jell-o pudding mix. Bring contents to a full boil while stirring continually. Remove saucepan from heat. While stirring, add between one and two cups of cold milk, depending on how much you want to thicken the sauce. The sauce should be much cooler and ready to serve. 

Preparation German Pudding:

Preparation is the same as the American Jell-o Pudding, except that you add 4 heaping tablespoon sugar to the milk and powder, before cooking.

NOTE: One or two scoops of vanilla ice cream can easily substituted for vanilla sauce.