German apple cake (or apfelkuchen) is a cake made of a pastry base, apple slices and covered with a streusel (a mixture of butter, flour and sugar).

Easy to prepare, both crunchy and melting, it is eaten as a snack during the day.

Level of difficulty : easy
Prep time : 25 mins
Rest time :
Cook time : 55 mins
Total time : 1 hour 20 mins
Yield : 6 servings
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter 
1 pinch of cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup cane sugar
3 big eggs
1/2 tablespoon yeast
1.3 cups flour
3 tablespoon milk
4 apples


  • Place flour, cane sugar, brown sugar, soft butter in pieces in a bowl.
  • Stir coarsely until you get a crumble texture.
  • Place on a work surface lined with parchment paper.
  • Wrap to form a ball of dough and refrigerate for about 30 min.


  • In a large bowl, put the cane sugar and softened butter.
  • Whisk until smooth.
  • Add eggs and mix well.
  • Add the flour sifted with the yeast beforehand.
  • Mix with a spatula and add the milk while stirring.
  • Wash, peel, core and thinly slice apples.


  • Pour half of the batter into a lightly buttered parchment paper-lined 9 inch diameter pan.
  • Spread half of the apple slices on top.
  • Cover with remaining dough and arrange other half of apple slices.
  • Crumble the streusel over the apples.
  • Preheat oven (static) to 392°F.
  • Bake for 55 to 60 minutes until a knife blade inserted in the center comes out dry.
  • Take out and let cool.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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