German Walnut Cake with Apples

The German Walnut Cake with apples makes a great cake for any occasion. In Germany we call such a cake “Gugelhupf” which is Bundt cake in English. It can be for the holidays, birthdays or for the coffee and cake Sunday afternoon. Try this German Walnut Cake with a lemon glaze which is easy to make. If you don’t have a bundt cake form or Guglhupf form you can use spring form that is featured at the end of this recipe.  Happy Baking!

Ingredients German Walnut Cake

150 g walnuts (use 16 whole nuts and the rest would be chopped)
120 g butter
120 g sugar
1 package vanilla sugar 0.3oz
– How to make Vanilla Sugar –
dash of salt
3 eggs (separated)
120 g flour
– Find German Wheat Flour Here – 
3 tbsp semolina flour
2 tbsp baking powder Dr Oetker
2 apples

Lemon glaze:
150 g powdered sugar and juice of 1 lemon
1 Gugelhupf baking form (content 1.5l)

Baking Instructions

1. Grease the Gugelhupf form and lay it out with 16 whole walnuts; chop remaining walnuts coarsely.
– Mix butter with 70g sugar and salt and beat until creamy.
2. Add egg yolks. Mix flour with semolina, baking powder, and the chopped walnuts, and stir into the egg batter. Peel apples and grate them coarsely. Preheat oven to 350 F.
3. Add apples to the dough. Beat egg white with remaining sugar until firm, then mix it with the dough. Fill the dough into the Gugelhupf form and bake it for 55 – 65 minutes on 350 F.
4. Some  minutes before the cake is done prepare the glaze by mixing powdered sugar with the lemon juice.
5. Remove cake from oven and, while it is hot, spread the lemon glaze evenly over the cake.

baking form        

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  1. This is a fantastic recipe, thanks for sharing. I tweeted it to all of my walnut friends. Your link to “Follow Me” on the left side does not link to an active Twitter handle. I would love it if you could tweet us at @walnutlovers, so that I can tell everyone about your amazing dish. Thanks!