Another Great Apple Cake

Another Great Apple Cake


  • 3/4 cups  plus 5 ½ tablespoons butter, softened, plus more for the pan
  • 1 cup  plus 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  •  Pinch of  salt
  • eggs
  • 14 ounces  all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon  baking powder
  •   4-5 large apples, preferably local and organic, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon  cinnamon

One day, when I was browsing through a German magazine, I stumbled upon a section about cute little cafés on the North Sea island Föhr. I quickly learned that this island is famous for its incredible cakes. The magazine featured recipes of signature cakes of a handful of cafés.

One looked better than the other, and I could have had them all — right that moment. But since Föhr is about 700 miles north of Switzerland and hence too far away for a quick visit, I just had to make a cake myself.


Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix the ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons of the butter, 1 cup of the sugar, and salt with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy, about 5 minutes. Add 1 egg at a time and mix well. Add the flour and baking powder and mix until just combined.

Line the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan with parchment paper and butter the sides. Spread in the batter evenly in the pan. Spread the apples on top of the batter and bake for 50 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon and set aside.

Carefully spread the remaining butter and sugar-cinnamon mix on the cake and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve while still a little warm.


Calories per serving:

808 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 226g 348%
  • Carbs 654g 218%
  • Saturated 135g 674%
  • Fiber 35g 142%
  • Trans 8g
  • Sugars 314g
  • Monounsaturated 60g
  • Polyunsaturated 14g
  • Protein 71g 142%
  • Cholesterol 1,278mg 426%
  • Sodium 985mg 41%
  • Calcium 645mg 65%
  • Magnesium 169mg 42%
  • Potassium 1,844mg 53%
  • Iron 24mg 133%
  • Zinc 6mg 40%
  • Phosphorus 1,452mg 207%
  • Vitamin A 2,049µg 228%
  • Vitamin C 46mg 77%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 225%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 192%
  • Niacin (B3) 25mg 123%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 47%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 858µg 214%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 37%
  • Vitamin D 8µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 53%
  • Vitamin K 42µg 52%
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