Swabian Apple Cake

Swabian Apple Cake
(slightly blurry, because taken with 1/10 s exposure
before my first cup of coffee in the morning)

Today just a quick 'n' easy apple cake, which I brought to the office earlier this week. The cake turned out nicely fluffy and not overly sweet. Nobody seemed to mind that I accidentally tripled the amount of rum (think ketchup bottle accident). ;)

The source of this recipe "
Ich helf dir kochen" by Hedwig Maria Stuber is one of two cookbooks (the other being "Dr. Oetker Schulkochbuch") which enjoy a wide circulation in Germany. They contain the full spectrum of no-frills everyday dishes from clear chicken soup to roasts, veggies, desserts, cakes and christmas cookies. As my mother learned to cook under the tutelage of Dr. Oetker, of course I had to buy the other one. :)

Swabian Apple Cake

Source: Ich helf dir kochen by Hedwig Maria Stuber



125 g soft butter
125 g sugar
3 eggs
pinch of salt
2 Tbsp rum (optional)
150 g flour
50 g cornstarch
2 tsp baking powder
couple of Tbsp milk


750 g tart apples
30 g almond slivers *
3 Tbsp apricot jam **

* I used some grated coconut.
** Omitted.


Grease and flour a 26 cm springform pan. Preheat oven to 190°C.

Whisk the butter with sugar and eggs until foamy. Add salt and rum if using. Sieve together flour, cornstarch and baking powder and mix in with a wooden spoon. Add enough milk so that the dough will easily fall from the spoon. Transfer dough to springform and smooth out.

Peel and core the apples, then cut in half. Slice the outer side of each half several times and place onto the dough. When finished, sprinkle with the almonds. Bake for about 45 minutes. Let cool and remove springform rim. Warm the almond jam, pass it through a sieve and brush onto the cake.


mimicooks said...

Too much rum is always a good thing.

jasmine said...

For a pre-coffee shot, the picture looks great. I like the texture...no worries about the rum :)


Elle said...

Apples and rum and a butter cake...perfect for fall! Now all we need is a cup of coffee.