You are here: Home » Recipes » German Apple Cake German Apple Cake Recipe by American Profile Yield 16 servings PrintEmail "This cake recipe was given to me by my great-aunt during a visit to her home in Germany. She doesn't know who originally developed it, as it has been passed down in our family for many generations." Ingredients 3 tablespoons cinnamon3 1/2 cups sugar, divided4 cups all-purpose flour4 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 cup orange juice1 cup vegetable oil4 eggs7 apples, peeled, cored and sliced Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a tube pan. Mix together cinnamon and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Set aside. Sift together flour, remaining sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center and add orange juice, oil and eggs. Beat well with a wooden spoon. Pour half the batter into a tube pan. Top with half the apples and sprinkle with one-third the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Pour on remaining batter. Sprinkle on half the remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture. Top with remaining apples and remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture. Bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Cover loosely with foil if top is becoming too brown during last 30 minutes. Let cool about 1 hour before slicing. Recipe by Debbie Johnston, Catonsville, Md.