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Potluck German Apple Cake Recipe
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Potluck German Apple Cake Recipe

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"My mother made this cake for me and my brothers during our childhood," says Edie DeSpain, a field editor from Logan, Utah. "It's excellent anytime of the year for potlucks or picnics."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 455 calories, 24 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 212 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; add to egg mixture and mix well. Fold in apples and nuts. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter. Add confectioners' sugar, beating until smooth. Spread over cake. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as German Apple Cake in Taste of Home August/September 2003, p10

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 455 calories, 24 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 212 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"I created an account to leave a review for this specific recipe! Needed to use up a bunch of Granny Smith apples and came across this. Read the prior reviews , so decreased sugar to 1.5 cups and didn't use the frosting. This is an extremely delicious cake. Not too sweet, very moist, and easy to prepare. Definitely a keeper! Thanks for sharing!"

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Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

"Very good. I used granny smith apples. Nice and moist and tastes excellent. I didn't do the cream cheese frosting. I sprinkled powdered sugar on the top."

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2012

"Very moist and delicious!!! You will not regret making this! I use Macintosh apples, and they soften up very nicely!!!"

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Love it! It's a crowd hit!"

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Reviewed Jul. 31, 2010

"This cake was so delicious! I didn't make the frosting however, and simply drizzled a simple glaze over the top."

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