Sunday, March 8, 2009

German Apple Cake

On this beautiful Sunday I decided I was in need of a date with my KitchenAid. I saw this recipe and thought it was rather different and decided to try. Let me tell was worth it. My husband and I loved it which was surprising because we are not huge fans of fruit in our dessert. So tasty and moist (weird because the batter was SO dense). This would be a hit in every home. Not overly apple-y...just a great sweet treat. YUMMY!German Apple Cake

2 eggs*
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups apples - peeled, cored and diced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and four a 9x13 inch pan. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil and sugar. Beat until foamy. Add flour mixture and beat well. Add vanilla and stir in chopped apples and walnuts. Pour into a 9x13 inch pan.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool, then spread with cream cheese frosting.
To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, softened butter, confectioners sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth, then spread on cake.

*I used three eggs for a more moist cake. Came out delicious.


Nili said...

Sounds Yummy...I have a bunch of apples and was thinking of making some apple pie...I think I will give this a shot instead.

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

I've made something like this before and I loved it!

The Graves' House said...

sounds great! getting ready to rain here, that would make a great dessert on a rainy night...

Brittany said...

Sounds delish!!! Yummy!

HD said...

Would you mind bringing me a piece:) That sounds so so so yummy!!!!

Stephanie said...

This looks delicious. The only problem is, if I make the cake I will end up eating it, lol!

P.S. I tagged you in the Fourth Picture Game on my blog.

Erin said...

This looks so yummy! I love apple desserts!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love love love fruit in my desserts, my husband does not. I will definitely try this cake - thanks.

Ms. Tee said...

Looks yummy :) I'm not overly fond of fruit in my cake, so maybe I should try this. Thanks for sharing it!

At Home In Georgia said...

Anything with cream cheese is a winner with me!