Friday, November 8, 2013

Apfelkuchen {Apple Cake} #Dairyfree

What do you do when you need an after school snack and the pantry is almost empty?  That was me yesterday plus Alena had a friend come over after school so we really needed something tasty.

Usually it means that it is time for some chocolate chip cookies, but guess what?  We are also completely out of them, and since we did not go blueberry picking this summer there aren't any in our freezer :(  Time for a quick and easy Apfelkuchen...

This really is super easy, delicious and it also be great with pears, or a mix of pears with apples; I adapted this recipe


  • 1 stick Earth Balance or other vegan margarine
  • 2/3 C Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 C plus 2 Tb Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2-4 Tbs Almond Milk or your favorite milk
  • 2-3 large apples, or 5 small apples
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Optional 1/4 raisins, or almond slivers, or both 
* Preheat oven to 325 F
  1. Cream margarine with sugar,
  2. Add one egg at a time, then
  3. Add vanilla and lemon juice,
  4. Next combine flour with baking powder,
  5. While continue to mix slowly add the flour,
  6. Add "milk" {you may have to add more or less depending on how heavy your dough is}
  7. Prepare a springform and pour the dough into the form {I do not grease mine before using - but feel free to grease your pan}
  8. Peel and core apples.  Cut into quarters, push a knife carefully into the backside of each quarter to slightly cut into it.  Toss apples lightly in lemon juice (you may need a little more than 1 teaspoon)
  9. Gently press the apples into the dough {the backside should be up}
  10. Sprinkle optional raisins/almond slivers over the cake and bake immediately for about 35 - 40 minutes.  The cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean.

This cake would be lovely with some whipped "cream", or vanilla ice "cream".  Enjoy!


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