Apple Cake (Apple Kuchen)

Apple Cake (Apple Kuchen)

Apple Cake (Apple Kuchen)


  • 4-5 medium Granny Smith Apples
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups White Lily All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time, add vanilla.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Alternating, add flour mixture and sour cream, starting and ending with flour. Mixing just until each addition is incorporated into batter.
  4. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking pan. (I line mine with parchment paper for easy removal of cake to a serving tray.) Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  5. Peel, core and slice apples into thin slices (about 16 slices per apple) place apples in a single layer across top of batter.
  6. Combine sugar and cinnamon for topping. Sprinkle over top of apple layer.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Remove cake from oven and let cool 30 minutes.
  9. Prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over top of cake. Serve cake still warm or can be served cooled.
  10. Store in refrigerator.


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