Saturday afternoon, and the craziness swirls around me. Kids and their friends, sports, errands, shopping, cleaning, it goes on all day. Right around 4 o’clock I start looking for a break. A quiet moment, or if not quiet, at least a change of pace. A piece of the Best Apple Streusel Cake Recipe, in German, Apfel Streusel Kuchen is perfect. Not too heavy, it’s a sweet and crumbly cake, with tart apples and cinnamon streusel. You can have it plain, with a dusting of powdered sugar, a glaze, or whipped cream (ein Schlag!).
I grew up eating apple cake. It was a staple of my German household. This is an easy recipe, baked in a brownie pan, rather than a round. It’s sweeter than most German recipes, adapted a bit for the American palate. It’s one of those cakes that is nice enough for company, easy enough for family, and forgiving enough to transport to potlucks.
All in all, it’s a perfectly delicious way to take a break from the madness, and prepare you to jump back in.
Best Apple Streusel Cake Recipe
Laying Out Apple Slices
Make your cake looks good, and it bakes evenly
It’s not difficult, and it doesn’t take too much extra time to lay the apple slices neatly over the crust. The final result will be a nicer looking cake, and the baking will be more even.
I lay out 3 rows of apple slices, and then put some more down the seam.
Then I get to eat any left-over apple slices…..
Helpful Tools For Making the Best Apple Streusel Cake Recipe
Slicing apples into equal slices is super easy with the Apple slicer/corer … those spinning ones make the apple slices a bit too thin.
And I love a baking pan that has a lid. Makes it easier to store the leftovers!