Apfelkuchen Recipe

Looking for an easy Apfelkuchen recipe? Learn how to make Apfelkuchen using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by simoneflora

Makes 16 servings



originally a vegan recipe... just substitute butter for earth balance and sugar for "sugar in the raw"

Recipe Ingredients for Apfelkuchen

3 apples (I prefer Fuji apples for this recipe, but it?s really up to you ? just don?t use MacIntosh?s or other similar varieties
1/2 cup butter (or another brand of vegan margarine)
1/2 cup sugar ( ?Sugar in the Raw?)
1/2 cup applesauce (I make my own ? boil some water, put apple pieces in the boiling water, boil the apples until soft, and mash ?em up!
2 tablespoons almond milk
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (whole wheat, if you?re feeling the need to be marginally health-conscious)
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Recipe Directions for Apfelkuchen

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and grease your baking dish.

  2. 2)

  3. In your large bowl, mix the earth balance and the turbinado sugar together well. If you?re a seasoned baker of vegan foods, you?ll know that turbinado sugar has a different consistency from granulated sugar (that?s how it?s vegan), so you really need to make sure the mixture is even. I like to use a hand mixer for this part, and I strongly recommend that you do, too.

  4. 3)

  5. Once your earth balance/turbinado sugar mix is smooth and creamy, add the other wet ingredients, again making sure to mix everything in very well. I use my hand mixer here, but it?s not as necessary.

  6. 4)

  7. In your small bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder. Then add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix well again! *This is the point in recipes when I start to get nervous and doubt my baking skills if the consistency seems unusual to me. Seasoned vegan bakers are probably used to this, as I am by now, but to prevent you from experiencing the same self-doubt that I did in the beginning, I?ll give you a hint: the consistency of the batter at this point is pretty darn thick. If you?re used to baking with lots of oil (which I really try to avoid), you?re probably used to seeing something more viscous.

  8. 5)

  9. Scoop/pour your batter into your baking pan, and using a dull knife or a flat spoon, even out the height of the cake. Because the batter is so thick and sticky, this might take a little longer than usual.

  10. 6)

  11. Arrange your sliced apples ? liberally! ? on top of the cake.

  12. 7)

  13. Bake your cake for about 60-65 minutes at 350F (180C).

  14. Some parting thoughts, that may or may not be of interest to you?

  15. *This cake serves 12-16 small slices, if you?re into small slices

  16. *You can totally embellish or alter this recipe in lots of cool ways ? such as:

  17. Include vanilla or almond extract in the batter ? just a wee bit, like 1-1 teaspoons, so as not to overpower the other flavors. I might not add multiple flavor extracts, but it?s your cake ;-)

  18. Marinating your sliced apples in a brown sugar + spices mixture before adding them to the cake.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 61.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.4g
10%
Saturated Fat
4.1g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
42mg
2%
Potassium
131mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
20.1g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
9.8g
Protein
1.4g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sugar
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