Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms! I know, Mother's Day was yesterday, but I'm choosing to celebrate all week long! Yes, I'm a little cheeky sometimes :-) In honour of Mother's Day, I asked the two wonderful Mom's that I am so lucky to have in my life to share with me their favourite recipe. Today I am sharing my Mom's recipe for German Apple Cake, and on Thursday when you come back you will see my Mother-in-Law's recipe for Hint of Thai Sirloin with Mango Pepper Salad.
Here is my Mom's recipe:
German Apple Cake (source: my Mom’s recipe binder)
1 ½ cups flour
¾ cup sugar
½ cup butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
Apples (about 3-4, peeled and sliced)
1 cup butter
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar (white)
1 ½ tablespoons sugar
1 ½ tablespoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350.
Make the cake batter by mixing the butter, eggs, milk and vanilla. Add in the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, and baking powder), blend, and pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish (I use glass for this cake).
Place the sliced apples (Topping #1) on top of the batter. Slice more apples if needed to cover the cake.
In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for Topping #2 (butter, flour and sugar) and spread on top of the apples. This topping will be very crumbly.
In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for Topping # 3 (sugar and cinnamon). Sprinkle on top of the crumbly mixture.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Cool before serving, though this cake is delicious when served warm (and with a heavy cream!)
I grew up with this cake…so I am a little biased – this is like a comfort food for me, I love this cake! As a teen, I would sneak pieces for breakfast (healthy, I know!). It is SO not low-cal…but that’s OK, it’s DESSERT! My oldest son LOVED it and has already asked me to make it again. My husband, the non-dessert guy, also enjoyed the cake and he was sneaking pieces of it too for the short time it lasted in our house. Thanks Mom for sharing!