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Apfelmus Kuchen | Bake to the roots

Applesauce Cake

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  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 90


Super easy and delicious cake – Apple Sauce Cake is the best and really made in (almost) no time!



For the dough

  • 2 cups (260g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (120g) butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg

For the apple sauce

  • 42 oz. (1,2kg) apples
  • 12 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) apple juice
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

For the glaze

  • 1 cup (130g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 23 tbsp. milk or heavy cream


  1. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a large bowl an mix. Add the butter in small pieces – use a pastry blender and cut into the butter into pea-size pieces. Add vanilla extract and the egg and mix with your hands – knead until you get a nice smooth dough. Work quickly. Wrap on plastic wrap and place in the fridge for about 30-45 minutes.
  2. While the dough is cooling prepare the apple sauce by adding the lemon juice, apple juice, sugar and cinnamon to a small pot and mix. Peel the apples, core, cut into dices and add to the pot, mix well. Heat up and let simmer over medium-low heat until the apple pieces are soft, but not mushy. Take off the heat and let cool down.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350˚F (180°C). Line a 9 inch (23cm) square pan with baking paper. Cut the dough into two equal pieces and roll out each on a floured surface to a square of 9×9 inches (23x23cm) Place the first cake layer in the springfrom tin, press to the bottom to get an even surface, spread the cooled apple sauce on top and finish with the second cake layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes – the cake should brown only a little. Take out of the oven and let cool down on a wire rack.
  4. For the glaze mix the confectioners’ sugar with vanilla extract and milk – the mixture should be quite thick. Spread on top of the cooled cake and let dry. If you can resist, let the cake rest over night in the fridge – if not eat it right away (but it will be quite soft at the beginning).


  • Enjoy baking!


  • Serving Size: 9