The Best Cinnamon Apple Kuchen Cake!


Growing up I always hated eating apples…  I was sadly, a very picky, spoiled eater.  Thankfully, I’ve outgrown this and now enjoy eating things like raw spinach almost daily, apples, along with a variety or fruits and vegetables I never would’ve otherwise wanted to try.  Cooking (and dabbling a little in baking) is what has broadened my horizons to the tastes of new foods, and this Apple Kuchen, although something I never would’ve eaten before (blame the sweet baked apples on top), is something I’m excitedly glad I tried & loved!

Searching for something new to try for this year’s Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, I stumbled upon this wonderful recipe is from the blog 2 Teaspoons – A Muffin Living in a Cupcake World, and is a quick from-scratch recipe that is ridiculously easy to undertake.  I’d never tried to make a cake from scratch before (baking really isn’t my forte), so it was wonderful to see it actually rise and turn into a delicious, moist, & definitely “cakey” treat – like the best coffee cake texture I’ve ever eaten! 

You can do this too!  Embrace Fall, and all the cinnamony-apple goodness that naturally comes with it! ❤


Mom’s Apple Kuchen

“A fluffy, sweet, super simple German apple cake – perfect for fresh picked apples!”

Author: Karen’s Mom
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24


  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1½ Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Margarine or Butter Softened
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 2 ½ Pound Bag of Apples (about 10 Medium Apples) Peeled and Sliced
  • Lemon Juice
  • ¾ Cup Brown Sugar + 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Cup Chopped Nuts (optional)
  • 1 Cup Confectionary Sugar and Dash of Milk or Premade Frosting
  1. Mix the first six ingredients in a large bowl. Press dough into a well greased (or lined with parchment paper) 13 X 9 X 2 jelly roll pan.
  2. Mix the apples with about 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.
  3. Lay the apples in rows on top of the dough. Press the apples into the dough.
  4. In a small bowl combine ¾ cup brown sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ½ cup granulated sugar and chopped nuts for the topping. Set topping aside.
  5. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until cakes starts to expand, about 15 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle topping evenly on the cake. Return cake to the oven and bake until lightly golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Cool cake in pan on a cooling rack.
  7. When completely cool drizzle cake with a sugar glaze. This can be made from confectioners sugar and milk or slightly melted frosting.
  8. Enjoy!

(Images belong to 2 Teaspoons)

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