German Apple Dapple Cake Recipe -
German Apple Dapple Cake Recipe

German Apple Dapple Cake

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"More apples than cake! Topped with a rich caramel sauce."

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Original recipe makes 12 to 16 servings Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan, or a 10 inch tube pan. Stir the flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the oil, eggs, 1 cup brown sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add the flour mixture and mix well. Stir in the chopped apples and nuts.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. For the Topping: In a saucepan, combine 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup cream. Bring to a boil, and continue boiling for 3 minutes. Cool slightly and pour over warm cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 08, 2004

This is a wonderfully different sort of cake. My great grandma made this when I was a kid, when she lost her mind to alzheimer's disease the recipe went with her. The only thing I can say is that I think there may have been a typo on the baking time. I baked this for an hour instead of thirty minutes and it came out great. Due to the oil content of the cake the toothpick came out clean even though it was not all the way done. Also, I remember when my grandma made this she poked holes in the cake for the topping to seep into the cake which I think makes it all the more better.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

Batter baked for 45 minutes in tube pan, yet failed to cook through to the center. Maybe too many "wet" ingredients (calls for 4 cups of apples)? Sweetness of cake made caramel topping superfluous. For fans of dense, sugary cakes only.

Nov 18, 2009

This cake is delicous, especially for fall. I cut the oil in it! I sub'd 3/4 cup apple sauce and 1/4 cup oil for the 1 1/2 cups oil it asked for. The cake was perfect!!!

Oct 28, 2002

I haven't made the recipe yet, but a friend did and it was fabulous. Hint: My friend made the cake the night before and it seemed to moist and runny so got up in the morning and cooked it a while longer and it was great.

Dec 24, 2012

Add cinnamon - use at least a half of a cup more sliced apples - up to a cup more. Bake longer. This is one of our family's favorite recipes!

Mar 11, 2009

Excellent cake...moist and yummy. I shredded the apples instead of chopping them for a smoother consistency.

Nov 24, 2008

really good and really easy. I put the apples in the food processor and pulsed till they were minced but not liquid. worked really well. caramel topping is a plus. definitely will make again.

Sep 21, 2009

The cake was somehow dry even with 1 1/2 cups of oil and 4 cups of apples. I had to cook it for almost an hour for the center to be done and by then the outside was hard. I love the caramel topping and if this cake wasn't doused in that I wouldn't bother eating it.


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  • Calories
  • 686 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.2 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 45 g
  • 69%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 384 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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