German Apple Cake
A lovely little treat that is as pretty, as it is delicious.
- 2 sweet apples, sliced
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 stick salted butter, softened
- 5 oz golden caster sugar
- 3 eggs
- 8 oz all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 5 tbsp whole milk
- 1½ tbsp turbinado sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 320 °F and line and lightly grease a 9-inch cake pan.
- In a medium sized bowl, toss the apple wedges in the lemon juice and set to one side.
- In a mixing bowl, beat caster sugar and softened butter together. Once the mixture is pale and fluffy, beat in the eggs until smooth.
- Then sift in flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix well until fully combined. Gradually pour in the milk, beating well after each addition until smooth.
- Transfer the batter to the cake pan. Arrange the apple slices on the batter, flat side down in a circular pattern.
- Mix the turbinado sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle the mixture over the apples and batter.
- Arrange apple slices in a circular spiral shape and bake until golden brown. Bake in the oven for 40–45 minutes until the sugar and cinnamon topping has started to crystallize and is golden brown.
- Allow to cool for 15 minutes in the tin before turning it out onto a wire rack. Serve with your favorite hot beverage.