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This is a great cake to make if you have extra apples in the house. If you don't have any apples, you can substitute peaches or plums. From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

Source: Mad Hungry, October 2010



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  • dlmcginty51
    17 OCT, 2018
    Delicious, a hit with my husband and guests this evening. Didn't change a thing, will definitely make this dessert again!
  • n.ardakani
    9 MAY, 2017
    I did the German apple cake yesterday and it turned to be the most perfect recipe. Thank you Martha
  • Maria Reina
    25 SEP, 2014
    I just watched the video that goes with this recipe and she added 2 teaspoons of vanilla and the juice of a whole lemon. Strange that it's not reflected in the written recipe?
    • Maria Reina
      27 SEP, 2014
      I actually did this two times ... the first as written and then adding an additional teaspoon of vanilla, as she states in the video. You only need half a lemon for the apples. She says to use a whole one on the video, but it's not necessary.
  • Aubadaub
    3 AUG, 2014
    This cake was really easy to make. It looked really beautiful and it tasted great. I will definitely be making this again!
  • trystal
    30 AUG, 2013
    Traditional German pan cake is more like a shortbread, and, not fluffy like a cake. This is the perfect recipe. I used cherries instead. Blueberries can also be substituted.
  • jeanetteaz
    20 JUN, 2013
    I doubled the expanded over the pan, looks like a deflated souffle, the droppings on the bottom of the oven floor CAUGHT FIRE. Martha, Martha, Martha. I am a little disappointed here. I will have to channel my inner pre-diabetic PAULA and serve it with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Maybe some powdered sugar on top. Or I could make a nice caramel sauce. I will not be deterred!
  • hellcat
    8 OCT, 2011
    Just realized I baked it at 350 instead of 375. Probably my fault it collapsed. In that case, I will try it again.
  • hellcat
    8 OCT, 2011
    Cake was cake collapsed also. I think I'll go with a different German cake recipe the next time. Not a keeper for me.
  • lemonlovertoo
    20 OCT, 2010
    This rustic cake was very tasty, but I'm not sure why when I took it out of the oven it had colapsed down. I didn't forget the baking powder. Nonetheless, it was still very delicious.

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