Apfel Kuchen (apple cake)

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Shelly Weirauch Ferguson

By
@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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Apfel Kuchen (apple cake)

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour glass 9 X 13.
  2. Sift first two dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. In mixing bowl, cream shortening and 1 cup of sugar. Add egg. Add sifted dry ingredients along with mace and salt. Add milk.
  4. Spread in prepared 9 x 13. (I use a greased spatula to help spread). Top with apples. Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar over top.
  5. In bowl prepare struesel. (4 T. butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour). Crumble struesel over apples on cake.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes.

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About Apfel Kuchen (apple cake)

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




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