Bunny Boo loves apples. Bunny girl not so much. So this Mama has to do something to make sure she gets her share of “an apple a day” and what better way to do it than hide it in a cake?
My favorite “go to” site for recipes is the All Recipes site and after crossing off what I had in the pantry against reader reviewed recipes, I decided to try out the German Apple Cake.
German Apple Cake
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 cups apples – peeled, cored and diced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 inch cake pan.
- In a mixing bowl; beat oil and eggs with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat well.
- Combine the flour salt, baking soda, and ground cinnamon together in a bowl. Slowly add this mixture to the egg mixture and mix until combined. The batter will be very thick. Fold in the apples by hand using a wooden spoon. Spread batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes or until cake tests done. Let cake cool on a wire rack. Once cake is cool serve with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar or with a Cream Cheese Frosting.
Modifications I made:
Hubby isn’t too fond of overly sweet cakes so I skipped adding the cream cheese frosting completely. Even without the same our cake seemed a tad bit on the sweeter side but then the apples I threw in were sweet, so I’d suggest reducing the amount of sugar you add based on how sweet the apples you use are!
I also threw in a cup of walnut granules in to add more “healthy” to the recipe.
Moist, filling and yummy!
Bunny girl had this look of utter disbelief when I divulged she was eating a slice packed with apples. (Score Mama!!)
Bunny Boo kept coming back to ask me for more “Happy” (he calls cake “Happy” as in “Happy Birthday”!) and Hubby just said “Mmmm” which in his vocabulary equates “This is real good. Love it!”
I personally liked the way the cake tasted straight out of the oven but it tastes just as good straight out of the refrigerator.
Try this out and let me know what you think!