Walk into a German café and you’ll be mesmerized by the elaborate cakes and pastries offered as a pairing for your coffee or tea. Black Forest Cherry Cake, gooseberry cream cake, cakes with 18 miniscule layers (Baumkuchen!), and the list goes on.
The French are well-known for their baked creations, but the Germans are often forgotten for their delectable treats. If you are invited over to a friend’s house for coffee, you will almost always be met with cake or cookies to choose from.
This recipe is for a simple and quick German apple cake. It is perfect for a relaxing Sunday afternoon with friends over coffee.
250 grams granulated sugar
125 grams butter
100 ml whole milk
300 grams all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
5 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced
cinnamon, for sprinkling
powdered sugar, for sprinking
- Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
- Beat the eggs and the sugar until frothy.
- In a small saucepan, heat the butter and the milk. Slowly beat in the hot milk-butter mixture to the egg-sugar mixture.
- Fold in the flour and the baking powder.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the batter evenly over the pan. Arrange the apple slices on top of the batter.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Sprinkle the cake with cinnamon and powdered sugar.