Hello all!  It’s been a busy week.  I’ve been away visiting my family for the last few days.  It was a great post-birthday trip. This  is definitely the best time of year (in my opinion) to visit the midwest.  The weather held out on us for the most part so that we could spend a lot of time outside on the boat, hiking, motorcycling, and chilling out by the campfire.

I actually made this cake before I left last week, but in all the buzzing around I didn’t get a chance to post it.  A friend of mine made me a book of German cake recipes to try, and this is my first one.  I especially like the way the apples look on top.  Enjoy!


3-5 apples

1/2 c. butter

3/4 c. sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp lemon juice (or almond extract)

1 3/4 c. flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 c. milk

powdered sugar (to sprinkle on top)

Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Grease the bottom and side of a 10 inch springform pan.  Peel, quarter, and core apples.  Thinly slice each quarter several times without cutting all the way through.

Blend together butter, sugar, eggs, and lemon juice.  Add flour, milk, baking powder, and salt.  Spread batter in the pan and arrange the apple quarters as shown in the picture.

Bake 50-55 minutes (or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean)

Cool on a wire rack and dust with powdered sugar if preferred.

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