Saturday, October 17, 2009

Oma's Apfelkuchen

Oma's Apfelkuchen
Originally uploaded by Starrbyrd
I love apples.

I love anything made of apples. I have yet to try an apple-based dessert that I didn't like. This fall I've already made applesauce twice, apple crisp twice and now Oma's Apfelkuchen. You'll have to take my word for it, it's delicious.

Or you could try to make it yourself and taste how delicious it is. It's actually very easy to make and you should have most ingredients to make it on hand. All you need are at least 2 or 3 apples. I used honeycrisp apples for this one and they were quite large so it only took 1 1/2 apples to cover the whole cake.

Oma Herrmann's Apfelkuchen (Apple cake)

1 1/2 sticks of butter (3/4 cup)
1 1/4 cup sugar
3 eggs (I actually used two because I didn't have three and it turned out fine)
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
2-3 apples
cinnamon sugar to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease cake pan (I use a springform pan) with butter and then dust with cinnamon sugar.

Mix butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla together. Add in flour and baking powder.

Pour into prepared pan.

Cut apples and arrange on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Bake in oven for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.

Eat warm or cool. In Germany it's customary to top with whipped cream and enjoy with a cup of coffee for afternoon "Kaffee".

Enjoy! And let me know if you enjoyed it.


speattle said...

Oh, that sounds wonderful. My German grandmother used to make a plum-kuchen. I think I would like to try your pastry base with the plums I have in my freezer

Wendy said...

APFEL K√úCHEN!!! :-) I grew up with this, and love it. I'll have to try your recipe, Heidi.

I love it that you and I are kindred spirits in this German way, too.

Sending hugs. :-)

Carol said...

My mom used to make this! I adore it! Thanks for the recipe!