Saturday, February 4, 2012

German Apple Cake Recipe

while black forrest cake is what one might think of initially for a german dessert, i thought this
apple cake would be great with coffee and tea and would also travel well since we will be
driving for probably two hours.  i got this off the internet at a site called 'quick german recipes'.

3 -5 apples
1/2 c. butter, room temperature
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 t. lemon juice
1-3/4 c. all purpose flour
1-1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. milk
10-x sugar (also known as powdered sugar or confectioner's sugar)

1.  preheat oven to 350* and prepare apples.  the apples should be peeled, cored and
divided into quarters.  these quarters should be sliced paper thin but not all the way through.
if the apples are large, you will need 3 but if they are small you should have 4 or 5.

2. grease sides and bottom of 10" springform pan.  in medium bowl, beat butter and sugar and then add eggs and lemon juice, til creamy.

3.  blend flour, baking powder and salt in another bowl.  stir into sugar mixture alternately with milk.
spread batter in prepared pan.  arrange apple quarters on top of batter.

4.  bake 50-60 minutes or til wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  cool in pan on wire
rack and then remove cake from pan and dust with 10-x sugar.

***you can add 1/2 t  - 1 t. almond extract instead of the lemon juice if you like

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