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Mom’s Apple Kuchen Apple Cake

October 25, 2013


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My mom is hands-down the best baker I know.  She is constantly baking for pretty much every event imaginable.  I’m not just talking about family and friends here.  She bakes for church events, festivals, community centers, fundraisers, holiday events, parties for co-workers…She is baking over 200 cupcakes for a community center Halloween party next week.  And she’ll probably decide to bring a couple batches of cookies too.  Seriously people.  She is quite the baker.


Mom’s Apple Kuchen Apple Cake - 2Teaspoons


She came to visit me last week!  Hurray!  As usual, we ended up chatting about cooking and baking.  She just loves being in the kitchen creating wonderful food, and judging from the fact I’m writing a food blog you can probably tell it rubbed off on me.


Mom’s Apple Kuchen Apple Cake - 2Teaspoons


During her visit I was super excited about experimenting with the apples I picked at Easy Pickin’s Orchard.  When she got home she sent me a recipe for her apple kuchen, a German apple cake.  When I looked at the recipe it certainly sounded delicious, but also seemed super basic – a white cake topped with apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. I wondered why she felt so strongly about this recipe for my apples.  But once I baked it I totally understood.  This is one of those oh my god, I can’t eat enough pieces, this is absolutely amazing cakes!


Mom’s Apple Kuchen Apple Cake - 2Teaspoons


The cake is fluffy and light, the apples are slightly tart, and the sweet glaze brings it all together.  But the real star of this dessert is an amazing, apple-saturated layer of cake that forms right between the apples and the cake. It’s just heavenly!


Mom’s Apple Kuchen Apple Cake - 2Teaspoons


As a bonus this cake also keeps well and is delicious for breakfast the next morning.  Win-win really!


Mom’s Apple Kuchen Apple Cake - 2Teaspoons


The level of deliciousness of this cake will pretty much blow your mind.  You’ve got to make it.  Thanks mom for this fantastic recipe!  I love you!


Mom’s Apple Kuchen Apple Cake

A fluffy, sweet, super simple German apple cake - perfect for fresh picked apples!
Course Dessert
Servings 24
Author Karen's Mom


  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Margarine or Butter Softened
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 2 ½ Pound Bag of Apples about 10 Medium Apples Peeled and Sliced
  • Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar + 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Cup Chopped Nuts optional
  • 1 Cup Confectionary Sugar and Dash of Milk or Premade Frosting


  1. Mix the first six ingredients in a large bowl. Press dough into a well greased (or lined with parchment paper) 13 X 9 X 2 jelly roll pan.
  2. Mix the apples with about 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.
  3. Lay the apples in rows on top of the dough. Press the apples into the dough.
  4. In a small bowl combine ¾ cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ½ cup granulated sugar and chopped nuts for the topping. Set topping aside.
  5. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until cakes starts to expand, about 15 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle topping evenly on the cake. Return cake to the oven and bake until lightly golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Cool cake in pan on a cooling rack.
  7. When completely cool drizzle cake with a sugar glaze. This can be made from confectioners sugar and milk or slightly melted frosting.
  8. Enjoy!


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  1. Avatar for Virginia Ekern

    Virginia Ekern

    Can I make this a day ahead and serve it the next day? Is it still fresh tasting or does it gather too much moisture?

    • Avatar for Karen


      Hi Virginia! Thanks for reaching out with your questions. This should keep well for a day. I just wrapped my kuchen in aluminum foil and kept it on the counter. Enjoy!

  2. Avatar for Nancy


    I was looking for something that was similar to what my Great Aunt used to make and I stumbled on this…this is as perfect as perfect gets. Thank you so much. I have vowed to only bring it to functions though, because it always disappears there, and I know for a fact I would make a pig of myself if I made it at home. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Avatar for Karen


      Thanks Nancy! I’m so happy to hear the Apple Kuchen worked out so wonderfully 🙂

  3. Avatar for Cheryl


    This looks like the best Apple Kuchen I’ve found online. Thank you! I was trying to decide what kind of baking to bring back home for Christmas and decided on this. My mom always used to make this when we were children, too. Her special twist on it, was to serve it in a bowl, then pour a bit of sweetened condensed milk (or was it cream?… Can’t quite remember). I can still remember the taste. Looking forward to bringing this love,y version home this xmas. Thanks again!

    • Avatar for Karen


      Happy holidays Cheryl! I’m delighted to hear you’ll be sharing this apple kuchen recipe with your family this Christmas! I love your mom’s special twist on the kuchen – I bet sweetened condensed milk or cream would both be delicious. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Avatar for HAMPTONSSUN


    Hi There! I’ll definitely make this yummy Apple Kuchen Apple Cake! Thanks for sharing, and GREAT Photos/Photography :))
    Hamptons Sun

    • Avatar for Karen


      Hi Hamptons Sun! Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by the site! Definitely let me know how the Apple Kuchen Apple Cake turns out when you make it 🙂

  5. Avatar for Renee


    I saw this on FoodGawker. It looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing!

    • Avatar for Karen


      Hi Renee! I’m so happy you found my site! I definitely recommend the recipe and let me know how it goes if you end up making it 🙂

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