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Apfelkuchen - German Apple Crumb Cake
by Joann Frankenberger
It’s time for my German Apfelkuchen crumb cake again.

This is a very delicious cake, German yeast cake.
Yeast cakes are my very favorite.
I changed this recipe slightly over the years
and improved it… German cakes are wonderful…
and if you’ve ever visited Germany, you would
know what I mean…Germans know their desserts.👍

This is my second favorite German yeast cake..
My first favorite German crumb yeast cake,
I’ll save for another day.
be sure to check out my tips at the end. I also did a
Pictorial…This is a very easy cake to make.

For the Apfelkuchen Crumb Cake

1 & 1/8 cup warm milk
1 Tablespoon yeast
1/4 c sugar
6 Tablespoon soft butter - unsalted.A
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 1/4 cups flour
In the warm milk ( baby bottle warm) dissolve yeast in milk and add
the sugar, butter, vanilla and salt into the milk...then add the flour
and beat together until blended.
thoroughly Grease 9” spring pan and press cake mixture in and up the sides
about one third of the way up...then add 2 sliced apples and press them down slightly. (I used yellow delicious apples.) then apply crumbs
Let it rise for 45 minutes…

For the crumbs
1 bar unsalted cold butter grated
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
pinch salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla
Mix with crumb cutter after its all blended then crush in
hand and put on top of the apples.after you put on the apples
set timer for 30 minutes…and make crumbs…

Bake 400° for 30 - 35’s heavenly.

Tips: mix the warm milk, yeast, sugar, vanilla, 6 tablespoons
melted butter, and salt in a bowl, wait several minutes until
It gets foamy and then add the flour and with electric beater

Mix in flour…press it into a greased 9 - 9 1/2” spring pan and
go up the sides a little bit…then put on the apples…

Set timer for 30 minutes and allow cake to rise while you make
the crumbs…grate butter into the flour sugar vanilla cinnamon
and a pinch of salt..start mashing the grated butter into the flour
Mixture then use use your hand to thoroughly mix it up…apply crumbs
on top of apples…by this time your 30 minute timer should go off…

Then set the oven to 400° this should take another 15 minutes…
Then put cake in oven (the total rising time will then be 45 minutes)

Bake @400° for 30 - 35 minutes.
After is cools down run a knife around the edge and unfold the cake
and sprinkle with confectionery sugar…and enjoy.
pics to follow…

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
German bakers use a lot of yeast in their baked goods…and Germans know their baked goods.
Did you ever have cinnamon buns? If so, you probably have had yeast in them…it’s so delicious.
I did the pictorial cause just reading it is confusing…I have more yeast cakes that I’ll be posting..
One in particular is a yeast crumb cake that is beyond delicious…a old woman in Switzerland demonstrated to me how to make it…there was a language barrier, but I managed to get the gist of it, and have perfected it through the years…if you love yeast in bread you’ll love sweetened yeast in cakes.
This is the yeast crumb cake…it’s the best crumb cake that will ever pass your lips.👍😋❤
When I make it again, I’ll do a pictorial cause reading the recipe is confusing.

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