German Apple Cake

This moist flavorful cake is an old standby for potlucks and picnics. My sister gave me the recipe after she got tired of making it for me so often.I thought this cake was wonderful! It was so simple to make. As others have said, the most difficult part is peeling the apples. After that, it takes 5 minutes to prepare everything. Also as others have said, the dough was incredibly thick and difficult to stir prior to the addition of the apples. I only added 1 cup of sugar instead of the instructed 2 cups and I thought the cake was the perfect amount of sweetness. The only other change I made was that I baked the cake for only about 40 minutes, as opposed to the recommended 50-55 minutes. When I checked on the cake it looked golden brown so I took it out and it was perfectly moist. I highly recommend this recipe!This cake was pretty amazing. I am glad other reviewers mentioned the thickness of the batter. Without these warnings I would have been very hesitant as it really doesn't seem like enough for the amount of apples. I reduced the sugar to 1.5 cups and baked it for only 45 minutes. Easy and delicious. I plan to make this for my next potluck. Thanks so much! This is a winner.Fantastic! I hate to review a recipe that I've altered but the basics here are SO wonderful! I used half the sugar since we prefer less but then I added back by using the topping from Best Apple Cake. I spotted about a half a mini bottle of grand marnier in the fridge from another recipe so added that to the cake batter/dough too. Baked in two 9 cake pans and just stacked them (my 9 x 13 is MIA) and with the remaining heavy cream from the other recipe I whipped it with a touch of powdered sugar and a smidge of vanilla pudding mix to stabilize it for a pretty garnish and a contrast in texture. I used Granny Smith apples that were rather large and 3 was more than enough! The batter is very dense so don't let that throw you! This is quick, easy and very, very good! Will make again without any hesitation.

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  • eggs
  • 3⁄4  cup vegetable oil
  • cups sugar
  • teaspoon vanilla
  • cups flour
  • teaspoons cinnamon
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2  teaspoon salt
  • cups peeled chopped apples


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