I am very proud of this Apfelkuchen recipe. It brings me back to spending my summers as a girl in Bamberg, Germany at my Oma and Opa’s apartment, across the street from the river. I had this cake all the time when spending time with them.
Meine Grosseltern held a traditional German household. We had brotchen, sliced deli meats and cheeses, jams and boiled eggs for breakfast. The large “dinner-like” meal for lunch and the light meal for dinner that was typically just sandwiches. But in between lunch and dinner, we had coffee and cake. Probably my favorite meal of all. Apfelkuchen was main staple of this tradition and it was so delicious. I have finally found this recipe and it tastes just like I remember it.
Made with fresh apples baked into a dense butter dough and topped with sugar, it is the perfect dessert. It brought me right back to that small medieval Bavarian town in Deutschland. I love it and am so glad to be able to make it for my family now.
Cost to make recipe.
This recipe is fairly inexpensive to make; about $4.09 for the entire cake or $0.51 per slice. The bulk of the cost comes from the one stick of butter and fresh apples.
As homesteaders, we grow our own apples and raise our own eggs. This helps to reduce the cost immensely.
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Apfelkuchen – German Apple cake recipe is part of our World Cuisine recipe series.