Apfel Kuchen (apple cake)

Shelly Weirauch Ferguson

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@shellymferguson

This is my great grossmutter Weirauch's recipe. She came over to America from Germany as a teenager. It is one of the few "original" recipes I have of hers. The mace gives it a distinctive taste. I hope you enjoy it!


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Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
flour
2 tsp
baking powder
2 Tbsp
shortening
1 c
sugar
1
egg
1/2 tsp
mace
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
milk (little less than 1/2 cup)
2-3 c
chopped apples
1/2 c
sugar
4 Tbsp
butter
1 dash(es)
salt
1/2 c
sugar
1/4 c
flour

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour glass 9 X 13.

2Sift first two dry ingredients. Set aside.

3In mixing bowl, cream shortening and 1 cup of sugar. Add egg. Add sifted dry ingredients along with mace and salt. Add milk.

4Spread in prepared 9 x 13. (I use a greased spatula to help spread). Top with apples. Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar over top.

5In bowl prepare struesel. (4 T. butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour). Crumble struesel over apples on cake.

Step 6 Direction Photo

6Bake for 40 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Hashtag: #apple