German Sunken Apple Cake Recipe
Delicious Recipe Below
My son came home from school with the most delicious sunken apple cake I‘ve ever tasted!
His German teacher also teachers cookery, and she is very keen to teach the children German recipes giving them instructions in German! This concerned me a bit because my son doesn't know much German yet, and so I naturally assumed the food would not be good enough merit a Hub. But I was wrong!
This is a very popular cake in Germany called Versunkener Apfelkuchen, so this was a real treat.
We soon ate the cake he cooked with a nice cup of tea! So I decided to make one at home with the help of his German sunken apple cake recipe of course and the result was just as delicious.
It's not that difficult to make if you use my method!
I never make the classic Victoria sponge because it's just too much bother. I use the all-in-one method, which is just as good, in fact it is very light and melts in the mouth, but because it's not made with butter it doesn't taste quite as rich. It should work for you even if this is the first time you have ever made a sponge.
This cake is absolutely delicious with apples, but you can make it with pears, or even tinned pineapple rings or chocolate and canned pear halves, just substitute (25 g) 1 oz of cocoa powder for (25 g) 1 oz of flour. I love the apple one, so I've yet to try the other recipes.
I serve this cake with fresh cream and tea. I hope you enjoy it.
Lovely apples from Amazon.com if you can't find them in the store.
I use Bramble apples but if you haven't got any Granny Smiths will work just as well. Below is a link to Amazon.com where you can buy some if you can't get them in the store.
Storing Apples Tip:
It's autumn at the moment so I pick apples and store them in my shed. If you decide to stock up with apples in order to make your apple cake recipe all winter long, then here's the best way to store them. Make sure you take away any that are bruised or damaged. Then wrap each apple in newspaper and put them in a box. The reason you wrap them up is to stop them from touching each other. It's true about the one rotten apple in the barrel! Store them in a cool place and they will last for months.
- Prep time: 30 min
- Cook time: 30 min
- Ready in: 1 hour
- Yields: 6
- All in One Sponge:
- 2 large eggs
- 4 oz (110 g) self-rising flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 4 oz (110 g) soft margarine
- 4 oz (110 g) caster sugar
- 4 medium Bramley or Granny Smith apples
- One 7 inch (18 cm) deep round cake tin. See link below
- Electric hand mixer ( makes life a lot easier!)
- Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 3 325 degrees F (170 degrees C)
- Sift the baking powder and flour into a large bowl from height so that plenty of air gets into it.
- Add all the other ingredients into the same bowl ( I told you this was easy!)
- If you have an electric hand whisk, then here’s your chance to use it
- Blend until it is completely smooth. It should drop off the spoon when you knock it on the side of the bowl.
- Add 1 or 2 drops of warm water if it doesn’t drop and whisk it a bit more.
- Peel 4 medium apples, cut them in half and remove the core.
- Score them with a sharp knife about halfway down – so that you have lines running across the back of each apple (see picture) If you prepare these first, then put them in water with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, this will stop them from going brown
- Grease and flour your non-stick the cake tin.
- Pour in the cake mixture
- Place your apples round on top of the mixture (see picture)
- Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until the apples are cooked and the sponge has risen around them.
- Serve this cake warm. Enjoy!
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This is a good hand mixer, with lots of great Amazon comments. I like the fact that the bowl doubles up as a storage place for the mixer. Made in the USA
Here's a link to another of my apple recipes how to make an apple pie taste yummier! It's got a secret ingredient!
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