Friday, October 15, 2010

German Apple Cake

It's apple pickin' time around here!

My neighbors have a Golden Delicious tree in their back yard that is so loaded down with apples that they have had to prop the limbs up with 2X4's for fear of them breaking. Actually a few limbs have already snapped in two.
Anyhow, they were kind enough to share it's bounty with us this year. Logan and I grabbed a ladder, a set of grabbers and the wagon and began picking apples one by one.
Keep in mind it was a nice warm day so the bees were just as interested in those apples as we were.
In the end, it was easier to grab a limb and give the tree a good shake and they all tumbled down.
I really wish I would have gotten a picture of Logan doing this. It was quite funny as he was shaking it all the while trying to protect his head from the falling apples.
We ended up with a full wagon load so I made several batches of applesauce and then placed the rest of them in a cool spot to keep until I need them.
Dorothy also shared her recipe for the apple cake that she makes. She sent us all over a piece so that we could try it and it was DELICIOUS!

Now I know what I'll be making with those apples!

German Apple Cake

1 cup oil
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples
1 cup walnuts

Icing Ingredients
3 oz. cream cheese
1 1/2 tsp. softened butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat oil and eggs until frothy.
Add sugar and vanilla and blend.
In another bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, soda and salt.
Gradually add flour mixture to egg mixture.
Fold in apples and walnuts.
Pour into a greased and floured 13X9 pan.
Bake 1 hour at 350°.

While cake is baking, blend all icing ingredients together.
Spread icing on cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.
Let cool and then place in the refrigerator.
This can be eaten hot or cold however I am told that it is much tastier eaten cold.


Jaja said...

Looks Good will make right now! Thanks, Jaja

Carmen C. said...

WOW you got some apples! They look delicious and so does the cake, YUM-MY!!!!

Angela said...

You are so lucky to have an apple tree like that close by to get some apples from! They look great!

Thanks for the recipe! I will have to try that. Wonderful if Granny Smith apples would be alright to use?

Have a Great Weekend!

Sandra said...

I wish I had a neighbor with apples! I'm going to try this recipe. My family loves anything with apples.

Mama-Bug said...

What a kind neighbor to share with you. My fig tree had so many figs this summer I couldn't use them all. I couldn't give them away because nobody wanted to take the time to pick some for themselves. That cake looks good too, I love any cake that has apples in it.

Conny's Cottage said...


I love german apfelkuschen bat the dutchpai is soooooo jamie.

greatings send you Conny