Potluck German Apple Cake Recipe

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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 my brothers and me when we were kids. It's an excellent choice for potlucks any time of year. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

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

Directions

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 in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
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 Potluck German Apple Cake in Taste of Home August/September 2003, p10

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 455 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 212mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 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
  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 in 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 Potluck German Apple Cake in Taste of Home August/September 2003, p10

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linton User ID: 1286996 277409
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2017

"I have made this before an it is delicious! For some reason now when I bake it feels like it is grainy with sugar and gets really moist on bottom. I can't figure out what is different! Any thoughts ?"

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annie1992 User ID: 2246916 277378
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2017

"I made this as written other than I added a handful of dried cranberries, and kept the chunks of apple pretty big. It was delicious with a meal of sauerbraten, red cabbage and potato dumplings, and it stayed moist and didn't get stale. My husband ate the last piece 6 days after baking and it was still good.

Rhonda, there is a printable version, just click the "print" icon above the recipe directions, below the title and description."

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cooklady26 User ID: 8055238 277368
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2017

"I made this! Wow! I used 1/2 jar of Carmel topping. It was gone in a day. Wonderful for a dessert, when need one fast."

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Rhonda User ID: 8050938 277367
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2017

"Why can’t there be a printable version"

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James User ID: 9302498 277062
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2017

"I made this cake yesterday and followed the recipe to the letter and it turned out fantastic! The frosting is smooth and creamy, the cake moist and delicious.

The only addition I might make the next time is to add 3/4 cup of golden raisins."

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kedi User ID: 9299342 276941
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2017

"I've been making this cake for over 60 years. easy to carry and always get rave comments about it."

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Jellybug User ID: 53068 273398
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2017

"cake is moist and delicious. My husband ate most of it. I took a couple slices over to my daughter in law with the recipe and she is going to make it for Thanksgiving dessert. Here is my 2cents re: Anna's negative remarks..."If you cannot say something constructive, then let's keep our mouth shut. No one cares about Dr. Anna and her made up philosophy regarding sugar, the human body and your ego" Set It Free Anna, Set It Free""

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Penny User ID: 8887294 272903
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2017

"Really, really good. I had red delicious apples at home and decided to use them knowing they would be sweeter. So I cut back on the sugar. Also used only a cup of the oil. I love nutmeg so added a good amount. I had read a review that said cook for about 35 minutes. I checked cake at 35 minutes and it was done. Only other thing is I added a little lemon juice to the frosting to cut through the sweetness. Really tasty cake. Especially with a cup of coffee. Thanks for the recipe."

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Mike User ID: 9244536 272728
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2017

"This is a great recipe , i only used 3/4 cup of oil , added half a cup of raisins and also half a teaspoon of nutmeg. Turned out fantastic"

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Olliecat106 User ID: 6146123 272468
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2017

"Sounds great as written......off to the store to buy apples. Note to Anna....you do know that brown sugar is just white sugar with molasses."

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