Easy Apple Cakes – Simple & Fast

Wiener Apfelkuchen” is an easy apple cake recipe with shortcrust, chopped apples and a custard or cake filler. This German apple cake is a great change from the pie.

Easy Apple Cake Recipe

  • Preparation time needed: 50 minutes
  • Cooking time needed: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Total Time needed: 1 hour, 65 minutes

So what do you need?
***Crust***
#1. 1 2/3 c. flour (200 grams)
#2. 1 T. sugar (12 grams)
#3. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
#4. 9 T. butter (125 grams)
#5. 1 large egg beaten with 1 T. water

***Apple Filling***
#1. 2.2 lb. apples (1 kg)
#2. Juice from 1/2 lemon

***Cake Filling***
#1. 2/3 c. sugar (125 grams)
#2. 13 T. butter
#3. 1 egg
#4. Zest from 1 lemon
#5. 3/4 c. flour (100 grams)
#6. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
#7. 15 T. cream (200 ml) – a little less than 1 cup

***Topping***
#1. 4 T. sugar
#2. 2 T. sliced almonds

***For the Form***
#1. 1 T. butter
#2. 2 T. breadcrumbs (or flour)

How to Make Crust like a Pie Crust:

Mix flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl. Cut cold butter into dry ingredients until small crumbs form.

Beat the egg with the water and use 4 – 6 tablespoons on the crumbs to moisten. Stir just until the mixture forms a ball. Gather into a ball and refrigerate about 1/2 hour.

Chop Apples for Cake
Cut each peeled, quartered apple into four, long pieces, then cut crosswise into small trapezoids.

Sprinkle with lemon juice and toss.

Make Cake Batter for Apple Cake
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and lemon zest.

Mix flour with baking powder. After that add to creamed butter mixture. Beat the mix until smooth.

Add table cream and beat between additions.

Assemble and Bake Apple Cake
You need to preheat your oven.

Butter a springform pan and sprinkle it with flour.

Roll out crust to fit springform cake pan and line pan, piecing crust as necessary to form a lip.

Add your drained apple slices into the crust.

Spoon cake batter over apple slices, then smooth over apples to edges.

Add 3 tablespoons almond slices then 4 tablespoons granulated sugar evenly over batter.

Bake the mixture for one hour in the preheated oven. After that turn off the oven, but keep the cake in there for another quarter of hour. This is for the crust to turn golden brown.

After the cake is completely cooled down, you can feel a better taste.

Now you’re ready to serve it with whipped cream!

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