Flavorful and moist homemade German Apple Cake - a delicious addition to any dessert spread!

German Apple Cake




Moist and sweet German Apple Cake makes a lovely breakfast, snack, or dessert.



  1. For the cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Generously grease a tube pan or a 9" springform pan (a regular 9" baking pan will NOT work here); set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugars, baking, spices, and salt; whisk well to combine and set aside. In a separate bowl combine the oil, vanilla, eggs, and apple cider; whisk well to combine. Gently pour the wet mixture into the dry and using a rubber spatula fold the batter together until just combined. Set aside.
  4. For the apples:
  5. In a large bowl combine the apples, cinnamon, and sugar, mixing (I like to use my hands here) until apples are well coated in the cinnamon sugar.
  6. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan, the layer half of the apples, then add remaining batter, topping it with the remaining apples. Bake for 1 and 1/2 hours, or until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool cake in pan for 20 minutes, then gently run a knife around the edge of the pan, loosening any edges that may be stuck. Remove cake from pan, slice, and serve. This cake goes great with ice cream or salted caramel sauce.

Courses Dessert

Cuisine Cake

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Baker by Nature at