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Covered German Apple Cake is one of the best apple cakes! Filled with cinnamon-seasoned apple chunks and topped with a vanilla shortbread crust. You can get this cake in every German bakery!
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5 from 2 votes

Covered German Apple Cake

This covered Apple Cake is filled with cinnamon-seasoned apple chunks and topped with a vanilla shortbread crust. You can get this cake in every German bakery!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Servings: 10
Calories: 364kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 5 apples
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp rum optional
  • 2 Tbsp breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla extract, egg, and the cold butter. Knead until the dough is smooth, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Peel the apples, and cut them into chunks. In a bowl, combine apples, 1/4 cup sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and 1-2 tbsp rum (optional).
  • Preheat the oven to 350F (175C) and grease a 9-inch springform pan (26 cm).
  • Use 3/4 of the dough for the bottom. Roll out the dough into a circle bigger than your baking pan, transfer to your pan and bring up the dough on the sites. Stab the bottom with a fork and sprinkle breadcrumbs on top.
  • Roll out the rest of the dough to make the upper crust.
  • Add the apple chunks to the baking dish and cover with the upper crust.
  • Bake for 50 minutes until lightly browned. Serve still warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
  • The cake tastes best on the same day.

Nutrition

Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.7mg