Thursday, May 29, 2014

German Apple Cake recipe

You will need:
  • 125 g butter (real butter NOT margarine)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup caster or regular white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 3 medium to large Granny Smith Apples
  • 1/2 tsp good cinnamon powder
  • 60 g sultanas or similar dried fruit
  • some extra sugar for top.
This is what you do:
  1. Preheat oven to 170C
  2. Melt butter
  3. Add egg, sugar and flour to the butter
  4. Combine mixture to a stiff dough with knife (or wooden spoon)
  5. Divide into 2 and set aside
  6. Peel, quarter and remove core from apples
  7. Slice apple into thin slices
  8. Spray cake pan with oil and line with paper
  9. Take 1/2 of mixture and press down into cake pan
  10. Layer some apple slices on top of this layer, then add sultanas and cinnamon, continuing on with apples
  11. Take other 1/2 of mix and crumble lightly between your hands and sprinkle over the apple layers.
  12. Sprinkle sugar over the crumble 
  13. Bake @ 170C for about 45 minutes, depending on fan forced 
  14. Remove when cooked and lightly browned on top
  15. Turn out of tin when cool
  16. Enjoy hot with whipped cream, custard or icecream for dessert 
  17. Enjoy cold with a cuppa.

German Apple Cake

Every so now and then I'm required to bring a cake to a get-together of friends or family.
The occasional cook that I am always wants to do something pretty simple.
I have two standby cake recipes which I guessed it, from friends. Both are simple, but I'll share one of them with you today - German Apple Cake.
As I mentioned, I like SIMPLE. You can use two kinds of apple, either fresh or canned.
Today I chose to use fresh apple, mainly because I actually had some nice, green Granny Smiths in the crisper. (For the very rare person who doesn't's not a granny I've stowed away in the fridge, but the name of the lovely green skinned, crisp cooking apple.) So all that's a little more fiddly about using fresh apples, is that you have to peel and slice them. If that's going to put you off making this yummy, but EASY cake, just open up a tin of pie apples instead.

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The finished product...nomnomnom