Apple Cake -- Apfel Kuchen -- Gateau au Pomme
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Apple Cake -- Apfel Kuchen -- Gateau au Pomme

A wonderful European souvenir that tastes great in any language. I visited Germany many years ago and have delighted family and friends with this delicious cake ever since. Enjoy it warm with your favourite beverage. The aroma provides a wonderful welcome when anyone enters our home.

  • Prep Time
    45 minutes
  • Cook Time
    45 minutes
  • Serves
  • Experience


  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Brilliant Yellow Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 5 peeled & sliced Apples
  • 2 cups all-purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Margarine or soft Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  1. Combine sour cream and soda in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine Topping ingredients (Brilliant Yellow sugar, cinnamon,nutmeg) in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Peel and slice apples and set aside.
  4. Combine Flour, Baking Powder and Salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, mix together White Sugar and Margarine/Butter. Add Eggs and Vanilla. Stir in 1/2 of sour cream mixture then 1/2 of flour mixture - mixing well after each addition. Then mix in the other half mixtures one at a time.
  6. Spoon half of the batter into a greased 9-inch square pan. Place apples over the batter. Sprinkle with 3/4 of the Topping mix. Spoon on remaining batter (don't worry about covering complete top) and sprinkle with remaining Topping mix.
  7. Bake in 350% oven until tester comes out clean. (Approximately 45 to 60 minutes depending on how juicy the apples are.)
  8. Be sure to serve it warm for the best enjoyment!