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German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


10 servings

Tender apple slices and a simple confectioner's-sugar drizzle make this old-world treat yummy and comforting. It's especially good served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.—Tracey Rosato, Markham, Ontario
German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons milk


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs; mix well. Beat in milk and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; beat into creamed mixture just until moistened. With lightly floured hands, pat into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Arrange apples over the top.
  2. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Combine the confectioners' sugar, butter and milk; drizzle over the top.

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