German Apple Cake. .Blitzkuchen mit Apfeln

Nancy J. Patrykus


My German friend Hilda mother's recipe. a very old one.
I have enjoyed this at her home, many times.
It is a keeper.
Don't shy away,I am sure you will enjoy it ,and want a second helping!


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
40 Min


  • 4-6
    tart apples ( med size)
  • 2
    lemons juiced
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3/4 c
  • 2
    separate egg yolks.. ( keep separate)
  • 1/2
    lemon, juiced and the peel grated
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1-1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    rum or rum extract
  • 2
    egg whites
  • 1 tsp
    butter- to grease pan
  • 1 tsp
    vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    powdered sugar

How to Make German Apple Cake. .Blitzkuchen mit Apfeln


  1. Peel apples, core and cut in half. Cut decorative slits length wise in apples, about 1/2 inch deep. Sprinkle with lemon juice and sugar. Set aside.
    Cream butter and sugar together. Then with egg yolks, beat in one at a time.
    Gradually beat in lemon juice and and grated peel.
    Sift flour and baking powder together. Gradually add to batter. Blend in milk and Rum.
    In a small bowl beat egg whites until stiff..Fold into the batter.
    Generously grease a springform pan.Pour batter in and top with apple halves, cut side up..Brush apples with oil.
    Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 35to 40 minutes..
    Remove from pan. Cool.
    Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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Course/Dish: Cakes

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