If you are looking for a quick way to make an impressive German apple cake, look no further. This cake is attractive-looking and so easy to make, a child can do it.
In fact, my son DID do it when he was not even 10 years old, just because he loved the way that cake looked and he also wanted apple cake fast, no, NOW.
So I challenged him to make it himself, and with this recipe, it was REALLY, REALLY EASY.
“Sunken apple” cake is named such because of the apple quarters that are pressed into the batter and then sink in as the cake bakes. You can either leave this cake as is, or as I did, top it with streusel.
Yes, that will chip away at the “sunken apple” impression, but it is oh so VERY delicious. In any case, in Germany you would always pair this cake with sweet heavy whipped cream, and streusel makes everything better anyhow.
Choose a good baking apple, such as Cortland, for this one, because you want the apple to melt in your mouth.