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Sal’s German F1 Cake

Every second Sunday Sal & her hubby, Ash, host a F1 Grand Prix party as they follow the series round Europe. Inviting a small handful of committed friends and family each party is themed with a menu inspired from the host countries cuisine! Sunday night was Germany, and last week Maddy emailed in a recipe […]

By 96five Wednesday 25 Jul 2012Scotty and SalRecipesReading Time: 2 minutes

Every second Sunday Sal & her hubby, Ash, host a F1 Grand Prix party as they follow the series round Europe. Inviting a small handful of committed friends and family each party is themed with a menu inspired from the host countries cuisine! Sunday night was Germany, and last week Maddy emailed in a recipe for a German Apple Cake – Apfelkuchen

Sal’s version of the Apfelkuchen

4-6 Pink Lady apples
1 1/3 cups caster sugar
1 1/3 cups self-raising flour
280g unsalted butter, melted
5 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp demerara sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
  2. Grease and line a 30cm x 20cm rectangular cake tin.
  3. Make a batter by combining caster sugar, self-raising flour, butter, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the surface.
  5. Core apples and slice thinly (approx 3mm thick.  Arrange apple slices over the batter, pressing them into the mixture slightly.
  6. Bake for approximately 45 minutes, or until cake springs back when touched in the centre.
  7. Remove cake from oven and immediately brush top of cake with honey and sprinkle with demerara sugar.

Tip: When lining the pan, have a decent amount of baking paper hanging over the sides so you can easily lift it out without turning it over and ruining the glossy, sugary top.
Credits: This is an adaptation of a recipe created by the team at The Chefs Toolbox Australia.
Sal’s Note: I added a light coating of caramel to the top!