Authentic German apple cake called Apfelkuchen has a basic butter cake with fresh apple slices pushed into the top of the cake batter.
- 1 stick butter softened…[$1.00]
- 1 cup + 3 tbsp. white granulated sugar …[$0.30]
- 2 large eggs …[$0.46]
- 1 cup all purpose flour …[$0.23]
- 1 tsp. baking powder …[$0.04]
- 1 large apple …[$0.50]
- 3 tbsp. powdered sugar …[$0.06]
Preheat oven to 350 °F and grease 8 or 9 inch springform pan.
Cream butter and 1 cup granulated white sugar together until smooth texture is reached. Add in eggs one at a time and keep blending. Add flour and baking powder. Mix until smooth and uniform.
Spread cake batter in greased pan. The batter will be sticky so be careful.
Peel and slice apples and place on top of cake batter. Over lapping apples and pressing down just slightly. Cake batter will rise around the apples. Sprinkle the extra 3 tbsp. granulated sugar on top of the batter, don’t mix in.
Bake cake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove baked cake promptly from pan and let completely cool before cutting into it. Dust with powdered sugar on top and enjoy.