German Apple Cake (Versunkener Apfelkuchen)

  • Yield: a 28 cm ⌀ cake
  • Serving: 12
  • Prep time: 15 m
  • Cook time: 30 m
  • Ready in: 45 m
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German apple cake, or “Versunkener Apfelkuchen,” is a type of cake that is popular in Germany and typically made with apples that are usually spiced with cinnamon. It’s often served with whipped cream, sprinkled sugar or vanilla sauce. This apple cake is known for its moist, tender texture and delicious apple flavor.

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Classic German Apple Cake Recipe


step by step method

1. step 

Wash, peel, quarter and core the apples. In a small bowl, whip the egg whites stiff. Mix butter, sugar and egg yolk for approx. 4 min. Then combine the flour with the baking powder and add it alternately with milk to the mixture. Mix well. And last fold in the stiff egg whites.

2. step 

Grease a 28 cm ⌀ springform pan with some butter and pour in the batter. Now slice the prepared apple quarters, but keep the quarters together. Then place them on the batter and press them a little down. If you like you can sprinkle the apples with some cinnamon.

3. step 

Bake the cake at 200 degrees top- and bottom heat for about 30-35 minutes, until golden brown. Serve still warm and top with powdered sugar or vanilla sauce if you like and enjoy. I would really appreciate it if you would rate my recipe, Thanks. ;)

tips & variations

  • Serve your warm german apple cake with some vanilla sauce, whipped cream or powdered sugar if you like.

Chef Info


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