Bratapfelkuchen for the Holidays

bratapfel cake

A special German cake for the holidays is the Bratapfelkuchen – a cake that comes with whole apples and a pudding filling. A true delightful cake! Happy Baking!

Ingredients Bratapfelkuchen

250 g flour
100 g sugar
1 egg
150 g butter
1/2 package baking powder – 8g
250ml heavy cream and 500ml milk or half and half (for making the pudding)
1 package vanilla sugar, 0.5oz
1 bag vanilla pudding powder – 37g
6 medium sized apples (slightly sour)
almond slices for the topping
optional: raisins, brandy, rum, apple juice, baking marzipan

Baking Instructions

– Make the crust by combining flour, baking powder, egg, sugar and butter. Knead until you get a smooth dough.
– Place the dough into a 10 inch spring form, add dough along the rim as well.
– Make the pudding by using the powder, vanilla sugar and milk/heavy cream or per instructions. You can additionally sweeten the mix with sugar.
– Peel apples and remove the core with a special tool (see below). You can fill the apple with marzipan or raisins that were soaked in brandy/rum or apple juice.

– Place apples onto the dough in the form and pour the pudding over it. Make sure to let the pudding not cool off too much. It should be liquid.
– Pre-heat oven to 375 F / 180C.
– Sprinkle with almond slices.
– Bake for 1 hour.
– Let cool off in the form.
Serve with whipped cream.

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