German Apple Cake (Versunkener Apfelkuchen) is a traditional German cake that is so easy to make even if you aren’t totally kitchen confident! With a simple batter that rises up and bakes around the apples this easy coffee cake is the perfect everyday dessert that tastes best with a dollop of whipped cream on top.
Sunken Apple Cake is one of the easiest cakes to make! With a simple batter that rises up and bakes around the apples this coffee cake is easy enough to make every day but also special enough for a holiday dinner.
This traditional apple cake is served with a dusting of powdered sugar on top and a big dollop of whipped cream. But for special occasions, I love to serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. So delicious!
1 ½ cups flour
¾ cup sugar
½ cup butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
Apples (about 3-4, peeled and sliced)
1 cup butter
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar (white)
1 ½ tablespoons sugar
1 ½ tablespoons cinnamon
How to make it:
Preheat oven to 350.
Make the cake batter by mixing the butter, eggs, milk and vanilla. Add in the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, and baking powder), blend, and pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish (I use glass for this cake).
Place the sliced apples (Topping #1) on top of the batter. Slice more apples if needed to cover the cake.
In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for Topping #2 (butter, flour and sugar) and spread on top of the apples. This topping will be very crumbly.
In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for Topping # 3 (sugar and cinnamon). Sprinkle on top of the crumbly mixture.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Cool before serving, though this cake is delicious when served warm (and with a heavy cream!)