German Apple Cake

German Apple Cake




250g     plain flour
70g        sugar
1             pinch of salt
120g     margarine
1             large egg


1kg        apples
2 tbsp   lemon juice
2             egg yolks
100g     sugar
2             egg whites
2 tbsp   self-raising flour
200g     ground almonds


  1. Prepare the topping of the cake:
  • Peel, quarter and remove the cores of the apples, then sprinkle them with lemon juice
  • Beat the egg yolks with the sugar. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff and white and add the two together. Stir into the mixture the self-raising flour and ground almonds
  1. Prepare the cake base:
  • Mix the flour, sugar and salt.
  • Add the margarine in small flakes and mix well
  • Add the beaten egg and knead to a smooth dough
  1. Roll out the dough and lay it into a greased, round 28cm diameter cake tin. Bake the base in a pre-heated oven at 225°C for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the tin from the oven. Spread the topping mixture onto the pre-baked cake base and arrange the apple pieces on top, pushing them down into the mixture a little.
  3. Bake the cake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C for 45 minutes.