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AirBaked German Apple Cake (Apfelkuchen)

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Finally, I have the time to sit and share the recipe for AirBaked German Apple Cake (Apfelkuchen) . I was a little preoccupied with my work "work" and another reason why I delayed the posting of this recipe because I was trying to fine-tune the taste of the cake to make it less sweet - I baked this cake twice.

And here it is - the perfected AirBaked German Apple Cake (Apfelkuchen).
Why Apple Cake? My darling hubby was having this new habit of doing fruit-shopping and as usual you cannot rely on hubby to get anything otherwise you will end up having "tons of it" or "none of it". In my case I have up to 10 huge Korean Fuji apples happily sitting and taking the space in my refrigerator. So one great day I decided to make use of this apples - an apple cake for happy tummy that is!

Apfelkuchen translates simply to Apple Cake, but this is not just any apple cake - it is a really moist cake that is loaded with apple chunks.
AirBaked German Apple Cake (Apfelkuchen) has officially became one of my family's favorite. This cake is very easy to make and never fails. It is delicious warm from the oven and it goes well with a scoop of ice-cream for dessert. 

AirBaked German Apple Cake (Apfelkuchen) 

1 Egg
85gm Vegetable Oil
3/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
125gm Flour (All-purpose Flour)
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground Nutmeg 
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
60gm Brown Sugar (Original Recipe callled for 100gm - if the apple you are using is with a sour hint then you might want to add a little more sugar)
1/4 tsp Salt (I used Pink Salt)
2 cups Apples (peeled and chopped - chunks)

  • In a large bowl, gently beat egg and oil until smooth then mix well with vanilla extract. 
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, spices and baking soda. Then add salt and sugar into the flour mixture.
  • Using the "cut and fold" method to fold in the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Do it in batches until well combined. (Tips: Don't be shocked if you noticed that mixture is incredibly thick - it is meant to be like that!). 
  • Fold in chopped apples. (Tips: Use a wooden spatula to fold in the apples as the mixture will be heavy and thick to be stirred)
  • Preheat the Airfryer at 180°C for 5 minutes. 
  • Pour the mixture into the baking pan and cover the baking pan with foil and pokes holes randomly on it. 
  • Place the baking tray and switch the temperature to 160°C and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and continue to baking for another 5 minutes until the cake have a perfectly brown top. 
  • Let the cake to cool before taking it out from the pan to avoid the cake from falling apart.

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  1. Hi, this looks great but how many apples did you actually use? You say two cups but the pictures above look like there is a lot more than that... I'm guessing two apples would be enough but it might be better to change the recipe to actually say how many apples you used.
    Anyway, I am going to try this today - it does look excellent and cakes seem to come out so beautifully when cooked in the airfryer :-)

    1. Ok, ignore the question above - I ended using 1 1/2 Granny Smith apples and a cup of fresh pitted cherries (just because I had them and wanted to use them) and I upped the sugar to 80gm. At first I thought it was way too much as the batter seemed to be all apple and was almost impossible to handle! However, your recipe was spot on and the airfryer did it's usual fabulous job and created a wonderful moist cake that tastes incredible!
      I simply cannot believe how good the Airfryer is - everything I've cooked in it has come out perfect!
      Thanks for the recipe - this one is pinned and be made again!!

    2. Glad to know you love the recipe :)
      Wow! I like your idea of adding pitted cherries!!

  2. I just made this again and this time I put about 10 fresh raspberries in near the end of the mixing and once everything was mixed in the batter tasted completely amazing. I then sprinkled the rest of the raspberries (about 20) on the top.... Baking now but even after 5 minutes all I can smell is apple and raspberry - yum!!!

    1. wow! what a fantastic idea to add raspberries! Now you are tempting to bake this with a new add-on! Haha! Cheers!

  3. I own a Philips AirFryer and use it often to enjoy French Fries, Fried Plantains, Chicken Wings, Chicken Fried Steak, Homemade Sweet Potato Tater Tots, you name it! IT'S AMAZING! Everybody should have one! Just saying...

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  4. My air fryer only has a basket, should I line the basket with baking paper, add Apple mixture then foil on top?

  5. I plan to make soon. I do wish when posting in grams everyone would also post standard measure.

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