Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether summer clothe the general earth
With greeness, or the redbreast sit and sing
Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch
Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch
Smokes in the sun-thaw; whether the eave-drops fall
Heard only in the trances of the blast,
Or if the secret ministry of frost
Shall hang them up in silent icicles,
Quietly shining to the quiet Moon.

Monday, September 23, 2013

German Apple Cake

A couple of recent posts about apple cake recipes by Granny Sue at Granny Sue News and Reviews and Jo Ann at Scene Through My Eyes inspired me to make a German Apple Cake and post up the recipe. I used to make it regularly when my children were all at home but haven't made one for several years. It makes a lovely pudding served warm with single (pouring) cream.

 The recipe came to me from my great friend Linda many moons ago and I've scanned the page from my recipe folder.  If you click and enlarge it you'll be able to read it without straining your eyes:)

This is the cake at the stage of adding the spicy apple mixture and before putting the dollops of cake mixture on top. I had a slice with my lunch and as DH was out and hadn't got back before I went out myself I left a note saying 'edible but not great' as I didn't think I'd beaten the batter enough before putting it all together and baking it. When I got back a rather large portion had disappeared and he was highly enthusiastic about it. Then my daughter called in on her way home from work and spotted it. Another slice disappeared 'Mmm that's good' she said. She remembered it from days of old. I still think I can do it better and make it look more attractive. I may have another go tomorrow but that one will go in the freezer!


Dog Trot Farm said...

Yum, I am going to give this recipe a try, looks and sounds delicious! A perfect Fall recipe, but one I need to decipher (Americanize) Sending Autumn greetings from Maine, Julie.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I'm definitely making this tomorrow - but I might need convert to US measures of cups - thank heavens for internet conversion tables.

I have some apples left after making an apple pie - and an apple cake (thank you for mentioning my cake) so I think this German Apple Cake sounds delicious.

I might even serve it with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream. Oh I love apple season.

Unknown said...

Ummm, delicious! The smell of baking apples in Autumn is a must. Thank you for sharing.

Shane Pollard said...

This looks delicious Rowan - I can almost taste it from here!!!

I've copied it - thank you and I'll make it in the next day or two!
It will be a refreshing change from Apple Sponge or Crumble - my family will love it!
I love seeing recipes pop up - after 43 years of marriage the old ones are becoming dull!


Mary said...

DH arrived back from his weekend in New Hampshire yesterday.......loaded down with freshly picked Macintosh apples from an orchard there. Looking for apple cake recipes - perhaps this is the one I should try, looks really yummy Rowan.

Hugs - Mary

MorningAJ said...

That looks good!

Patricia said...

I love apple cake and this sounds delicious
Patricia x

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy I stumbled upon your blog again. I used to blog at Magpie Hollow, but now I have another blog.
That apple cake looks so good. I wouldn't mind eating a slice either ; )
Have a great day.

Rosie said...

Your cake does look very tasty! I made a Dorset Apple cake yesterday - recipe from the Cranks book - no sultanas or walnuts in it though:)

Anonymous said...

Looks delish ... :0)

Clara said...

I think it looks great Rowan. It's making me hungry.

Ruthie Redden said...

Looks lovely Rowan, hmm might have to give it a try now. I love baking something delicious for when the children come to visit.

Rachel said...

Looks so yummy. Perfect comfort food for chilly days :-)