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Grandma's German Apple Cake


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  • 1 Stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 3-4 apples, peeled, cored , cut into chunks or thinly slice
  • Topping
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 2 eggs separated, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Rind from 1/2 lemon



Step 1

1. Cream Butter and Sugar in a electric mix master. Add eggs and vanilla. Sift flour and baking powder, gradually add at low speed to creamed butter mixture
2. Spread dough into a buttered springform pan and top with apples
3. Make topping. Beat egg whites until foamy then add 1 tbsp of sugar until stiff but moist. In another bowl, beat egg yolks, sour cream, lemon rind until mixed. Add egg whites and fold into egg yolk mixture. Place topping on top of apples
4. bake at 350 for approximately 1 hour or until golden on top
5. Cool for one hour , them remove sides of springform pan


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