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.

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