Plant-based German-style apple cake (Apfelkuchen-inspired) // A grandchild in my kitchen

Plant-based German-style apple cake (Apfelkuchen-inspired)  // A grandchild in my kitchen

🌱🍎🍰🇩🇪 Grandma Sita learns with Ellen how to make delicious German-style apple cake. This easy plant-based recipe is inspired by the popular Apfelkuchen which is a classic German dessert. Like most traditional cakes the ingredients are simple but the outcome is absolutely wonderful.

😋 This Apfelkuchen recipe lends itself well to adaptation. You can also substitute with pears, apricots, plums, or peaches, so have fun experimenting.

🧓🏻❤️ Grandma Sita’s tip: Can you Freeze German Apple Cake? Yes, wrap it well and place it in a ziplock bag or plastic container. It will freeze for up to 3 months. Remove from the freezer and let it thaw.

➡️ There is nothing more classic German than homemade Apfelkuchen.  This old-fashioned German apple cake recipe combines simple but quality ingredients to produce a deliciously moist apple cake that will take you down memory lane!

🤗🌎 Grandma Sita looks forward to the weekends because that’s the time she invites a grandchild into her kitchen to cook popular dishes from their countries and together get inspired to twist them into delicious new plant-based meals. Sustainability tastes great everywhere! 

Most recipes can be made plant-based by substituting animal ingredients with vegetable alternatives. 🌱
Knead everything to a smooth consistency and let it sit for 45min. 
Spread the dough onto an oiled and floured baking sheet on a baking tray and place the pieces of apples on top.
Spread the crumbles evenly and bake the cake at 180C in the preheated oven for about 35-45 minutes.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving, and Bon appetite! 
Grandma Sita learns with Ellen how to make delicious German-style apple cake.

INGREDIENTS

4 or 6 apples, cut into quarters/halves

Tip: You can use any fruit you have with this cake from rhubarb to currants to plums. But Ellen loves it when there is a sweet and sour contrast.

FOR THE YEAST DOUGH I
500g flour 
⅛ l plant-based drink (water is also fine)
30g yeast 
FOR YEAST DOUGH II
⅛ l plant-based drink (water is also fine)
1/2 50g plant-based butter/margarine
100g honey or sugar 
A bit of salt

FOR THE CRUMBLES 
400g flour
200g cold plant-based butter/margarine
200g sugar

 

 

METHOD

**For the yeast dough I.
1. Put the flour into a bowl and create a small deepening in the middle.

2. Mix the yeast into ⅛ l lukewarm plant-based drink. Then cautiously pour the mixture into the deepening.

3. Knead some of the flour with the yeast milk mixture until it becomes a thick paste. Sprinkle some flour on top and let it sit for 15min. 

**For the yeast dough II.
1. Blend the butter, honey/sugar, and salt into ⅛ l lukewarm plant drink.

2. Pour this mixture into the risen dough.

3. Knead everything to a smooth consistency and let it sit for 45min. 
**For the apples.

1. While waiting for the dough, cut (and peel if necessary) the apples into quarters or halves.

*To prepare the crumbles
1. Put all ingredients into a bowl and carefully knead them into more or less even crumbles.

*To assemble the cake
1. Spread the dough onto an oiled and floured baking sheet on a baking tray.

2. Place the pieces of apples on top. Then spread the crumbles evenly.

3. Bake the cake at 180C in the preheated oven for about 35-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
4. Let stand 10 minutes before serving, and Bon appetite! 


DID YOU KNOW?

If only there weren’t 7,500 varieties of apples in the world! While it’s true that you can use pretty much any variety in your favorite pies, tarts, and cakes, you’ll find that certain apples simply crunch, slice, and taste better. Some apples are sweeter, some have a little more spice. It all depends on what you’re making and how the flavors will work together.



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