Warm German Apple Cake

Warm German Apple Cake delicious with Elato Ice Cream

This is a family favourite, based on a recipe that I adapted from the internet and it tastes brilliant when served warm with ice cream on the side. It's super easy as it uses canned apples. I always keep some in the pantry because it saves a huge amount of time not to have to prepare the apples. This recipe is also dairy free as it uses oil instead of butter. It takes 40 minutes in the oven so you need to plan ahead to make it.


Makes one small cake in a 10 inch round springform pan to serve 6 people or a bigger cake if the recipe is doubled.

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 x 385g can of unsweetened pie apples (Woolworths call their product "Apple slices Pie Fruit")
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar for the apples
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon for the cake and another 1/2 teaspoon for the apples
  • 1 tablespoon panko crumbs, bread crumbs, almond or hazelnut meal
  • 1 cup white sugar for the cake
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking (bicarb) soda


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour or use baking paper to line a 10 inch springform pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat oil and eggs with an electric or hand mixer until creamy.
  • Whilst beating, open the can of pie apples and drain off any juice using a sieve. Mix in brown sugar, cinnamon and crumbs/ground nuts. Set aside.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla to mix and beat well.
  • Mix the flour, baking soda and remaining cinnamon in another bowl.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mix with the electric mixer until combined. It will form a thick brown batter. Gently fold in the apple mix using a spoon so the apples don't break up too much. 
  • Spoon the batter into the pan and bake for 40 minutes or until cake testing shows its done.
  • If serving warm, only remove the cake from the pan when needed and serve with a scoop of Elato ice cream.
  • If serving cold, remove from pan and let it cool on a wire rack.
  • Add icing sugar later if serving cold. You can add ice cream when its cold but Elato tastes extra delicious (as does other ice cream) when served on a warm dessert.


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1 comment

  • Is it better if the


    apple cake is topped with cream cheese?

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