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Apple Cake (Apfelkuchen)

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2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour – sifted
1 1/8 cups warm milk
1/4 cup white sugar
.24 oz active dry yeast
6 tbsp butter – softened
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
3 large apples - peeled, cored, and sliced
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour – sifted
2 oz candied lemon peel – chopped
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup butter

Nutritional information

57.1 g
4.5 g
14.3 g
136 mg
37 mg

Apple Cake (Apfelkuchen)

  • Veg
    • 1 hr
    • Easy



    Apple Cake also known as apfelkuchen is another member of the Dutch apple cake desserts. It is one you should definitely keep in your dessert inventory; it will impress your friends and family, and most importantly your pallet. This dessert relies on the apple slices to infuse the plain cake with fragrance and taste. Traditional apple cakes don’t just rely on the flavor provided by the apple however. They tend to add a series of other spices like nutmeg and cinnamon to make this dish even more delectable.

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    How to make Apple Cake (Apfelkuchen)

    • Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
    • Beat yeast, flour, milk, sugar, 1 pinch salt, 6 tablespoons of butter, and vanilla extract in a large bowl using an electric mixer set on high until the dough is smooth.
      • Spread into baking dish and press dough up the sides.
    • Press apple slices into dough.
    • Mix 1 pinch salt, cinnamon, 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup flour, candied lemon peel, and nutmeg in a bowl.
    • Cut in 1/2 cup butter with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture begins to resembles coarse crumbs.
    • Sprinkle mixture over the apples.
    • Allow the dough to rise for 30 minutes.
    • Preheat oven to 400 °
    • Bake in preheated oven until the cake turns a golden brown and the apples become tender.


    Apfelkuchen is also very popular in Germany.

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