German apple cake

Suitable from 12 months

German apple cake
This moist apple cake is a German classic. Originally a Dr. Oetker recipe that my great grandmother used in her kitchen, we have in our family adapted the recipe to make a less sweet, gluten-free version using maple syrup instead of refined sugar, and almond flour instead of wheat flour. This cake is not only super easy to make, but it is also one of those recipes that always turn out, so it’s a regular in our house for special occasions as well as for coffee or afternoon tea.

Recipe tips
You can vary the taste by replacing part of the almond flour with ground walnuts. Feel free to experiment by replacing the apples with fresh, de-stoned cherries, or berries.


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  1. thank you for this recipe. I found you on pinterest german foods- can’t wait to try. The german in me is lovin it! Wunderbar!

  2. Very nice recipe although a bit too much baking powder. next time I will try a bit less and I am sure we will love it even more. The apple, almond, maple syrup combi is a winner!


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