German Apple Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

This is probably not a traditional German Apple Cake, but it is loaded with apples and goes really well with some frosting. The best part is that it is super easy to make! Make it for a friend’s birthday or have a slice with your coffee in the evening!

German Apple Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe by boredandbusymamaCourse: DessertCuisine: German, AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Cooking time

40

minutes

I made this two-tiered cake for my husband’s birthday and it was a total hit! A bite of this decadent desert will leave you wanting for more. As they say, a slice of apple cake keeps the doctor away, right?! This is probably not a traditional German Apple Cake, but it is loaded with apples and goes really well with some frosting. The best part is that it is super easy to make! I made it twice in one week!

And what’s better than finding a wonderful recipe? Sharing it!

So here you go!

Ingredients

  • German Apple Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (maida)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3¾-4 cups peeled and chopped apples (About 3 big apples- I used a mix of green and red apples)

  • ¾ cups walnuts

  • Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 ounces (226.7grams) Cream cheese (softened, at room temperature)

  • ½ cup butter (softened, at room temperature)

  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar (icing sugar)

  • ½- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt (or regular salt)

  • Walnuts for garnish

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 176.6 degree Celsius.
  • Spray or oil two 8 inch round baking pans. Line the bottom of the cake pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients- flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Use a hand mixer on medium speed to combine.
  • Add the flour (dry ingredients) mixture to the wet mixture and whisk again until just combined.
  • Fold in the chopped apples and walnuts. The batter will be a little thick.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared baking pans.
  • Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes (It will vary with different ovens. Mine took about 35 minutes)
  • Use a toothpick to check if the cake is done.
  • Allow the cakes to cool for a couple hours before you take them out of the pans. (I usually make the cakes the night before, let them cool in the pan overnight and then frost them in the morning)
  • For the frosting*, use a hand mixer to blend the cream cheese and butter. Slowly add the confectioners’ sugar one cup at a time. Add the salt and cinnamon powder and whisk until combined and the frosting is fluffy.
  • Once the cakes are cooled, take them out of the pans. Be very gentle as the cake may be quite soft and moist. Place one of the cakes on a cake stand or cake board and spread some of the frosting in it. Top with the second cake and add another layer of frosting on it. Add frosting to the sides of the cake. Smooth the top and sides of the cake with an offset spatula.
  • Here I decided to go for a “naked-cake” effect as I did not want to frosting to overpower the taste of this delicious cake. Also, it’s super easy and doesn’t require a lot of finesse (which I neither have the time nor patience for!!)
  • Use the walnuts to garnish the cake any way you like.

Notes

  • *Make sure you keep the cream cheese and butter outside the refrigerator for half an hour at least. If you forget, you can soften them in the microwave at 30 second intervals. Keep a close eye, as we don’t want them too soft and melted.

There you have it, a super simple yet scrumptious cake. Make it for a friend’s birthday or have a slice with your coffee in the evening!

Let me know in the comments if you make this recipe or if you have any questions.

Happy Baking!

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