- 4 medium Piñata® apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 12 slices
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar, divided
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 1tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
Whip up this easy German Apple Cake when you're in need of a delicious dessert!
- Yield10 servings
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- CuisineEuropean, American
- In CategoryDessert
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 9-inch springform cake pan with baking spray or butter.
- In a medium bowl, combine the apple slices with the cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer, beat the butter and 1 cup of the sugar for two minutes until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and beat for another 30 seconds. Add the applesauce and beat until combined.
- Using a rubber spatula, fold the flour mixture into the butter mixture gently, just until combined.
- Spread the batter into the cake pan.
- Arrange the apple slices into concentric circles on top of the batter, very slightly pushing them in. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar on top.
- Bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack until completely cooled before removing from the pan.
Note: Use a combination of apples for best results. Try a mix of Fuji, Piñata®, Pink Lady® or Gala.
- Calories: 331
- Fat Content: 11.6g
- Cholesterol Content: 99mg
- Sodium Content: 96mg
- Carbohydrate Content: 53.7g
- Fiber Content: 3.1g
- Sugar Content: 30.8g
- Protein Content: 5.5g