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German apple crumble cake (Apfelstreuselkuchen)

This has been, possibly, the most acclaimed recipe by the community of this blog. Although it may seem surprising at first, since it is something so simple, once you taste a piece of this cake it does not surprise you at all. To serve you as a heavy argument, this cake is right now in the top 3 of my favorite cakes. And you have to bear in mind that a person like me has tried many cakes, so entering the top 3 is not easy.

And there are lots of apple pies. Each country has its specialties, not to say that each house has its secret recipe. So what is it that makes this one so special? I think it’s the Streusel, but a well-made Streusel. Which means using quality ingredients, especially a good butter, and putting a good amount of Streusel covering the apples to make it crisp.

The apple and cinnamon combination is also key, but it is found in many other cakes. So for me, definitely what makes it so special is the contrast of textures. I insist that you use a good quality butter to make this recipe, avoid Irish butter for this recipe. And use a variety of apples that are rather tart, like granny smith for example. I used some from my neighbor’s garden, who gave me a lot, and I wouldn’t know what variety they are, but they were quite acidic.

This cake is best tasted hot, freshly baked. And if you accompany it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a bit of whipped cream, you will suddenly go up to heaven! The cake can be frozen perfectly. Then you would only have to put it in the oven for about 5 -10 minutes without defrosting and it will be crispy again;)

Sweet dreams,


German apple crumble cake (Apfelstreuselkuchen)

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Cake German
By Raquel Ramos Serves: 12 - 14 (cake pan 26cm)
Prep Time: 30min + 1h chilling Cooking Time: 1h Total Time: 2h 30min

German apple cake grandma's style recipe


  • 300 g of flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200 g butter in cubes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 kg of sour apples
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 50 g of brown sugar
  • 500 ml of milk
  • 1 packet of vanilla pudding mix
  • 150 grams of flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 150 g butter



To prepare the dough, mix the flour with salt, yeast, sugar and vanilla. Add the butter and eggs and knead everything until you get a uniform dough. Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling film and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


To prepare the filling, peel and core the apples and cut them into 1-2 cm cubes. Melt the butter slowly in a skillet. Add the apples, cinnamon, and sugar and cook covered for 5-10 minutes over low heat until soft.


Heat the milk and use the powdered pudding to make a pudding according to the instructions on the envelope. Pour into a bowl and let it warm, it should not be completely cold to avoid it being very solid.


Preheat the oven to 180 ° C. Grease the removable mold with a diameter of 26cm.


Knead the dough briefly and spread it out on a floured work surface. Line the removable mold with the dough, including the sides and trim the excess dough. Prick the dough several times with a fork.


Pour the pudding into the mold and spread the apple mixture over it.


To prepare the Streusel, lightly knead the flour, salt, sugar and butter with a fork and spread over the cake like a crumble. Bake in a hot oven for about 1 hour, warm on a wire rack before serving.

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