Potluck German Apple Cake Recipe
- 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
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 2 teaspoons butter, softened
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 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.
1 piece: 455 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 212mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
Reviews for Potluck German Apple Cake
"From the first bite, this cake reminded me of a beloved Aunt from long ago who made one similar. I wouldn't change a thing, but did reduce the bake time to 35 minutes and it was perfect. And Anna, you are welcome to my share of tofu or seaweed or whatever it is you use instead of......"
"Made this gluten free by using Sun Flour Mills pastry flour & xanthan gum. Also used 1.5 cups sugar instead of 2. Checked it at 45 minutes and it was perfect! Absolutely delicious! Will be making this again."
"Very moist, easy, delicious. Made as recipe states, no modifications."
"Thank you so much, KathyCooks and Galiahutchinson, for saying what so many of us thought about negative reviews. Anna, we are all cooks, and if we want to reduce fat or sugar in a recipe, most of us know how to do that. We also know that if a recipe doesn't suit us, we look elsewhere-----and we don't make negative comments. How do you know that "our bodies cannot metabolize white sugar properly..."? Medically speaking, white sugar is metabolized no differently than honey, fructose (fruits) or agave. Ask your doctor."
"Have make this many times, and it is easy to make (after chopping apples), I usually skip any frosting or glaze, and serve with whip cream, with a sprinkle of cinnamon."
"Anna....why are you on this site.? Obviously you just like to tear recipes apart to TRY to make yourself look like queen bee of health. I have made a very similarrecipe like this for over 50 years. (Mine has a little cold coffee in it). Guess what? We are all still alive, kicking and healthy..do I have to tell you how old I am?By the way this is a nice cake. Enjoy it."
"I feel I must speak out if you do not like the amount of sugar or fat in a recipe just make another. . Do not shame the recipe or the person submitting it we really do not need to hear what is good for our bodies or what we should be eating. That should be a personal choice. I weigh 110 lbs and I would definitely make and eat this cake. It sounds delicious."
"I have made a version of this cake for years and years and everyone loves it! There is no need to peel and chop the apples. Just core them and use the shredder blade in the food processor. I add a teaspoon of ground nutmeg for a little more spice. I also make more icing. My standard recipe that I use on most cakes: 8 oz cream cheese. 1 stick butter, 1 box powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla."
"Sorry but for me, this recipe uses way too much sugar. In an effort to reduce sugar in my life, I do not use any processed, prepackaged foods, andI use fruit as a replacement for sugar. Our bodies cannot metabolize white sugar properly like the healthy fruit sugars. I've used applesauce, banana and medjool dates in place of sugar, or cut it by at least half, when baking. This cake, I made with 1 cup applesauce, plus 1/2 cup brown sugar and it turned out wonderful. For the icing, I used half the icing sugar, with the cream cheese and butter, and it was plenty sweet enough for me. Thanks."
"What a great, moist cake. Mine only needed about 30-35 minutes in the oven, though."
"I made this cake this week and it is delicious. There are just the two of us and it is half gone. The only changes I made were to the frosting; I added 1 teaspoon vanilla and increased butter to 1 tablespoon. Also, used a box of confectioner's sugar, not sure how many cups that is. The cake looked very dry when I removed it from the oven after 55 minutes but once the frosting was on and we cut into it, it is very moist and really, really good. My husband says "this cake is a winner". That is high praise from him."
"I made cake exactly as printed and it is DELICIOUS! I made one change to the icing and added 1 tsp of vanilla. dd278 I would not make it in a 15x18 pan. It will get very thin and probably not bake properly. If you don't have the right size pan, buy the proper size in a throw away pan at the grocery store, if you don't want to invest in a new pan."
"Does anyone know if you could bake this in a sheet cake pan? approx 15 inches x 18 inches? Would appreciate any help. thanks"
"Made this cake & loved it. For the cream cheese frosting I and added some Caramel Extract. It was fantastic. Brought 2 cakes to a pot luck (of 12 people) and had only 4 pieces left. It really WAS good! (It almost tasted like a caramel apple!) yummy ...."
"I made this recipe twice within a couple of days. The first time was exactly as the recipe stated, (in order to fairly review it), and the second time with a few adjustments for personal taste. As another reviewer stated, the batter is very thick (like a quick bread) and I was a bit concerned at first but it turns out great - just go with it! The baking time indicated was pretty accurate for me - It took about 50 minutes in my oven. The adjustments I made the second time were to reduce the sugar by 1/2 cup, I used 4 generously rounded cups of apples instead of exactly 4 cups, added an extra tsp. of cinnamon (tho wouldn't do this again as we couldn't taste any difference between 2 tsp and 3 tsp) and used 1 cup pecans instead of 3/4. I skipped the cream cheese frosting the second time around and dusted it with some confectioners sugar to fancy it up a bit - delicious! Might try serving it next time with a small scoop of ice cream. :) Will definitely make this again (it's a great recipe to send for office meetings etc). Can't comment on how well it might freeze for later use - it didn't last the day either time!"
"This is a great cake but baking it for 55 to 60 minutes as the recipe says is way off. I bake mine for 35 minutes and it is perfect."
"best new recipe i've tried in a while everyone loved it"
"This cake is delicious and moist, this recipe is a keeper !"
"Delicious and simple. The hardest part was peeling and dicing the apples."
"This cake is moist and delicious! Check it at about 50 minutes...mine was done. The only changes I made were that I used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, sprinkled with powdered sugar instead of making icing, and no nuts - my husband doesn't like them. I used Macintosh apples. Great recipe!"
"Sounds delish but I have a question. It says it serves 12-16. Do the nutrition facts apply to a 1/12 or 1/16 size serving?"
"This one was made many time by Gramma. Sometime you can use Store Brand or Generic Cream Cheese instead of the ore expensive Name Brand. Beware, you will need to buy more blocks if you try to skimp on the price of Name Brand."
"Make this as written or don't review and rate it with your own play on it. Less of this, more of that or any other changes is really unfair to the cook who posted the recipe. Post your own recipe if you changed the recipe and see if it gets published. Otherwise...rate & review it as is. I think this was awesome!"
"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!"
"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."
"Very moist and delicious!!! You will not regret making this! I use Macintosh apples, and they soften up very nicely!!!"
"Love it! It's a crowd hit!"
"This cake was so delicious! I didn't make the frosting however, and simply drizzled a simple glaze over the top."
"Very good. I used a little less sugar (1 1/2 cups). I will definately make this again."
"This cake was GREAT! However, I think that a lot of the deliciousness and moistness of the cake itself is lost with all that yummy cream cheese frosting on it. (And I am a HUGE fan of cream cheese frosting most of the time!) I think it would be better served warm with a dollop of whipped cream so you could really taste the fabulous cake."
"I agree, this is absolutely delicious. Will make this again!"
"Absolutely delicious. Will certainly keep this recipe on hand. Have had many requests for this recipe. THANKS!"