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German Apple Cake

Created by Chuck,


One of my Mom's great classic desserts. With apples being in season all year, you can enjoy it anytime.
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1 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour, unsifted
4 tablespoons butter, cut into 4 pieces
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
4 Granny Smith apple


3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg


With the metal blade in place, add all cake ingredients except apples to bowl of food processor. Process until mixture resembles cornmeal. Spread mixture in bottom of well-buttered 9-inch spring form pan.

Peel, quarter, and seed apples. Insert slicing disc in food processor and stand apple quarters upright in feed tube. Slice, using moderate pressure on the pusher.

Arrange apples in layers on top of the crumb mixture. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, add sugar, butter, cinnamon, and egg to bowl of food processor fitted with metal blade. Process until mixture is smooth and sugar dissolves. Spoon mixture over apples and bake 25 - 30 minutes more or until top is firm.

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