Wednesday, October 22, 2008

German Apple Cake

We have a bit of a surplus here at the moment.

Today I was getting ready to make German Apple Cake, and wanted to pass the recipe along. It's one of my mom's recipes, from this ancient La Leche League cookbook with a copyright date of 1971. According to the front page this book cost $4. It's in tatters now, and a big red clip holds it together. Inside, there are recipes I grew up with. This is one that's carried over to my adult life.

German Apple Cake
1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup flour
pinch salt
1 cup sugar
1 lemon, juice and grated rind (or if you're Shannon one generous squirt from lemon juice bottle)
3-4 eggs, separated
4-6 apples, peeled and sliced (the long ways)

Cream butter and sugar, add yolks, lemon juice and rind. Continue creaming until smooth. Add flour, salt, baking powder, then fold in beaten egg whites. Pour into greased pie dish or 9x9 pan. Arrange apples on top, core side down (this is a job for Josie). Bake at 350 for 45 minuets.

We like it with cool whip or whipped cream on top, though growing up we always devoured it plain or with a little powdered sugar on top.

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The VW's said...

We have a ton of apples right now as well. Our boys complain everytime I give them one, which is a lot since I'm trying to use them up before they go bad! So, when I saw this recipe, I was excited! It was almost a no go for me when I read that you needed to juice and grate a lemon! But, since it's good with a squirt of lemon, I think I'll give it a try! :) Thanks! My boys will thank you too!

Michaelene said...

Yummy - that sounds wonderful! Matt and I baked apple pies on Sunday evening ... I'll try this recipe next!
Thank you my friend, for helping me not be so bake "challenged"!

So Cal Carol said...

Hey - 1971 wasn't that long ago. And it certainly isn't ancient! I graduated from High School in '75.
Ahhh the good times in the 70's.

Tonya said...

MMMMM... that sounds SO GOOD!

I LOVE Apple Bread - candy apples too!

I'm LOVING the girls' faces after munchin on their hard work. ;-)

A Farmer's Wife said...

THANK YOU for this recipe!!! My husband walked in the door with two large boxes of apples the other night (I just finished canning about a bazillion jars of apples) I wasn't sure what to do with them! I'm going to try this out tomorrow!!! THANK YOU!!! Also - your blog looks so cute!!!