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Monday, May 14, 2012

German Apple Cake

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)
Classic comfort food, a tradition in our family!
Cake
1 ½ cups flour
¾ cup sugar
½ cup butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
Topping #1
Apples (about 3-4, peeled and sliced)

Topping #2
1 cup butter
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar (white)

Topping #3
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!)

VERDICT:
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!

110 comments:

  1. Yum... oh my... that looks incredibly delicious! Thank you for sharing :) Happy Mothers Day to you, too!

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    1. Thank you Amy...and yes, it is so good :-)

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  2. This looks SO good! Happy Mother's Day to you, as well! It was a wonderful day! :-) Please consider linking this up tomorrow (tonight) with my Try a New Recipe Tuesday. I'd love to have you join us. :-)

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    1. Thank you Lisa for the invitation, I will be sure to stop by! And yes, this is a delicious cake! An all-time favourite!

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  3. YUM OH YUM! I love dishes like this...comfort food rules! So glad you shared. I am having a giveaway and would love for you to stop by...http://www.thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/2012/05/its-time-for-giveaway-yall-come.html

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    1. Oh yes, comfort food! Thanks for the invite for your giveaway - and congrats on the 1500!!

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  4. I love it... celebrating Mother's Day all week long. My teenaged daughter frequently grabs something not so healthy for breakfast as she is running out the door, to the dismay of her Mom! This looks delicious, you do a great job photographing your recipes! I can't wait to try it, I'm sure my Kate will be grabbing this for breakfast too! Thanks for coming Sightseeing this week!

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    1. Wow, Victoria, thanks so muc for the compliment on my pictures. I'm learning! Thank you for coming by and checking out the recipe! I hope Kate likes it :-)

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  5. this looks really yummy. I am going to attempt this!

    I am your newest follower from Mom's Best News Flock Together! I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

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  6. Your blog is just as colorful as your FB page :)
    http://www.quickasianrecipes.com

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    1. Why thanks :-) I'm following you back via FB.

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  7. Thanks for joining Flock Together this week! I'm now your happy GFC follower and look forward to trying your yummy recipes.

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  8. I love apple recipes. This looks devine!

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  9. This looks absolutely delicious! I have all of the ingredients on hand already! My toddler is a handful at the moment (most moments, I guess) so I'll have to try this another time. Thank you for sharing the family recipe!

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    1. Hi Cynthia! I hope that you do get a chance to make this! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. That looks heavenly! I know it wouldn't last the night in my house, LOL!

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    1. LOL, well, it is pretty good, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was gone by morning!

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  11. oh yummy! you definitely made me hungry. I love it. I kept staring at that picture in a trance. I was deciding whether I had time to make that recipe today..lol, unfortunately I'm SUPER busy but I have it on my to do list now. looks delicious.

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    1. Hi Kathryn! Do let me know if you make it, and let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. yummy! congrats again on being the #1 food blog! I need to try this. It reminds me of a recipe my mother in law taught me.

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    1. Hi Tamkia! Thank you, I sure hope you do give this a try!

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  13. This looks delicious!! What a great blog for recipes...I need all the help I can get in the cooking area, I'm so glad I found your blog! Stopping by from the Sunday Social!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome Sally! I sure hope you will come again, and that you will find more recipes you like!

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  14. This looks amazing. How did I miss it earlier last week? Oh my, I must have it!

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  15. This cake look wonderful!
    My family just loooooooooooves apple-cake, and I really like to try new recipes every now and then
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. You're welcome Winnie, I hope you give it a try. It's a good cake!

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  16. That cake looks fantastic. Hi, I'm a new GFC friend, I would love if you stop by http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, and be mine, too.

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    1. Hi Connie, nice to meet you! I'll be by to check out your page soon!

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  17. I'm going to pin this. I think it looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

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  18. Yummy! I love it fresh from the oven. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe this week at The Gathering Spot. Have a wonderful week. Diane www.MamalDiane.com

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  19. I have been looking for an apple cake to surprise Mr. B with. Looks like I found the winner. Have a piece for breakfast? Why not LOL! Can't be as bad as a donut can it? ;) Thanks for sharing this at the party this week!

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  20. I found you over at Mandy's Recipe Box. This cake looks fantastic!! I am definitely going to pin this one. I'm Angie from A'lil Country Sugar, www.alilcountrysugar.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Angie, nice to meet you! Thanks for pinning, I am sure you won't be disappointed :-) I'm heading to your site now!

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  21. Yom, this sounds like one I have in my Mom's recipe box!

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    1. That's cool! You'll have to compare the recipes :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Yum! This looks like a wonderful and yummy good ol' fashioned cake! I'm going to try it for sure!
    :)

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    1. Hi Angela! It sure is! Let me know how it turns out!

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  23. Oh this looks good - thanks for sharing!

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  24. What are you talking about, I would eat this cake for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner! Of course it's healthy, there are apples in it!!! Pinned and thanks for sharing!

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    1. I like the way you think!! Thanks Joan!! I am pretty sure I have eaten this cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner :-)

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  25. Saw this from Lady Behind the Curtain link party - looks delicious! Pinning so I can come back to it and try it out later. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. You are welcome - thanks for pinning! I ope you enjoy it!

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  26. thank you for sharing this! I made it tonight and it was a big hit and turned out so YUMMY!!!

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    1. Oh I am so happy to hear that! I will be sharing your comment with my Mom, she'll be happy to know :-)

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  27. This is an awesome cake that we would really enjoy! It looks delicious. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  28. I've never had an apple German Apple Cake but it sounds yummy! I've bookmarked it. Thanks!

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    1. Great to hear Madge, I hope you enjoy it :-)

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  29. This looks delicious!!! I am pinning it! Yum!
    I'd like to invite you link up with my weekly Super Link Party! :-)
    http://earning-my-cape.blogspot.com/2012/05/super-link-party-3.html

    I hope to see you there!
    ~Susie~

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    1. Hi Susie! I'm all linked up - thanks so much for the invitation! And thanks for pinning this recipe :-)

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    2. Yay! Thank you so much!
      My next party is on Wednesday, I'd love if you can come back and join us! :-)

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  30. Looks super yummy :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week.

    I can’t wait to see what you link up next week. Have a great day.

    Michelle

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    1. Thank you Michelle!! See you next week :-)

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  31. This looks so good! I love apple cakes but your Mom's looks extra special. Just popping over from Mamal Diane to check this out:) I would love for you to share this at Freedom Fridays. So hoping to see you there!
    PS Still enjoying following you.

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    1. Thank you Evelyn! I am now following you on Bloglovin, and am all linked up :-) See you soon!

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  32. Thanks so much for linking up last week! These were featured on Sweet Saturdays today:) Hope you'll stop by again this week!:)

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  33. Belated Happy Mother's Day! This looks delicious! My boys would love this! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 36. I hope you will join again each week. <3 and hugs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/05/thursdays-treasures-week-36.html

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    1. Thank you Debi for hosting! See you soon :-)

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  34. I love anything apple and this sounds wonderful :) Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

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  35. This looks amazing! Perfect w/ a cup of coffee :) Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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    1. I agree, it is tasty with a nice cup of coffee (see...great at breakfast...when I drink my coffee ;-)
      Thanks Krista for stopping by, and for hosting Church Supper!

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  36. I love that it is a recipe handed down in your family! thank you for sharing with Kids in the Kitchen!

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    1. Thanks Kelli! It is a special recipe :-) that's for sure!!

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  37. I wish that I had some apples right now so I could make this. I love anything cooked with apples. Thanks for sharing at Whatcha' Whipped Up!

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  38. This cake looks so delicious! I really like that this is a recipe handed down from your mom. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  39. Oh I am so happy that this awesome cake came to my party. I need to make it for Father's Day:) Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Have a fabulous week!

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  40. You've been FEATURED! http://www.firsthomelovelife.com/2012/06/features-and-whats-cooking-wednesday-3.html

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  41. Yummy! If this taste half as good as it looks I can't wait to try it.

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  42. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe is being featured today at Cast Party Wednesday! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us! ---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=30289

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  43. Wow! This looks so yummy (as all your recipes do!) - definitely want to give this one a try! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  44. Oh my goodness! This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe and for linking up!

    ~Angela

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  45. I am new to this blog, found it on Gooseberry Patch. I have a question, the #2 topping, gave me trouble, but I had left the butter get soft, so it made a very heavy sticky batter. I threw that away and tried it with butter right out of the refrigerator and had trouble trying to get the butter lumps to crumble. The cake is in the oven and I am hoping it will turn out okay, because it sounds and looks delicious. Do you have any suggestions on how to make the crumbly mixture. I have made this mixture before for on top of pies, but than you are not using as much butter. I would appreciate if you could help me, with this. Sue M.

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    1. Hi Sue! Thanks so much for your message. I sure hope that the cake turned out for you. I typically let the butter soften a bit but not get too soft. When the butter, flour and sugar mix together it gets crumbly and I then sprinkle/spoon it over the apples. I don't worry about it being too even (or if there are larger clumps of butter) because the butter melts when you bake, so it all spreads out. Please let me know how it turned out. We've been making German Apple Cake for years, it's a long-time family favourite. In fact, I might have to make one this weekend with all the fresh apples :-)
      Best regards,
      Dawn

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  46. Thank you SO much for posting this! This is the closest thing to my grandmothers recipe that I have ever come across. I lost her recipe in a move back in 2001 and came across this one while searching for German recipes on Pinterest. Again, thank you.

    Jessica from Wisconsin

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    1. You're welcome Jessica! I am glad that you found our recipe and I sure hope it is as good as your Grandmother's! Best regards!

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  47. What a great recipe! They look delicious! Thanks so much for entering it in the Iron Chef Mom Link up/Contest last week! We can't wait to see what chocolate recipes you have this week to share! Hope to see you again this week! :)
    Mackenzie from the Iron Chef Mom Team :)

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  48. I just made this and it is delicious thank you for sharing!!

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  49. I just made this and it is delicious thank you for sharing!!

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  50. I just made this and it is delicious thank you for sharing!!

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  51. This sounds like it will be a hit in my house also! Pinning it :)

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  52. Thank you for sharing. I prepare it today and everyone at home liked it. I used 3/4 cup sugar less and it is still sweet.

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  53. Delicious! This is very similar to something my Grandma use to make:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  54. My father's apple tree is just bursting with spartans right now! This would be a great way to use some of them up!

    thanks for the recipe!

    Raflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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  55. Definitely 2 thumbs up! I can see (or taste) why it doesn't last long in you home! Yum Yum!

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  56. That looks incredible!

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  57. This looks like a cake my mom used to make! Thanks for posting it.

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  58. I made this cake and the flour-sugar-butter topping was not crumbly like you described it to be. It was a frosting consistency. I pulled the cake out of the oven and it was very oily-buttery. I would suggest only a half cup of butter with the flour and sugar. Did I do something wrong?

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    1. Hi Jess! I'm not sure - perhaps it's an altitude thing? I've never had it come out oily. Maybe give it a try with less butter - let me know how it turns out. If anyone else has any ideas, I would love to hear them!

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    2. Mine came out liquidy this time, but I used liquid margerine instead of butter this time, because we didn't have a stick of butter. So maybe that's the problem? I'll keep mine in the oven until I feel like it's done.

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  59. just made this recipes, my crumble topping was very crumbly but it still taste amazing. thank you so much for the recipe!

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  60. Hi

    Just found this recipe along with your cinnamon bun, I am from the UK is the flour your using all purpose (plain) throughout both recipes or is it self raising ?? thank you

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  61. Thank you so much for this post, even though it's a couple years old now.
    I made this for my mom and me a week or so ago, because we wanted an apple cake, not a pie, but we still wanted it to be really crispy on the top and mushy inside. When we made it, it lasted for several days without going dry!
    Another thing we did was part the cake in two parts. I love banana cake, but my mom hates it, and I thought the batter seemed very "basic", so I placed apples on one side and bananas on the other (and left out the cinnamon on the banana-side) and it was SO delicious! So for any one out there, this is a great recipe for a banana cake, too!
    I'm making again today for afternoon coffee!

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  62. Omgosh! My mom used to make this cake and I'd eat it after school with a glass of milk. Maximum nostalgia! Perfect Mother's Day recipe. Thank you!

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  63. I did this cake today. Woo! Sugar rush!

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