Sandra's German Apple Cake
105 mins (prep 45, cooking 60)
16 ingredients
16 servings
My mother sent me this unusual recipe back in the 70's. I was baking rolls in a health food restaurant at the time. The restaurant wanted me to come up with a dessert for the menu, so I made my mother's recipe using wholewheat flour, turbinado sugar and organic walnuts*. It was an enormous success! You should note there is no liquid in this recipe. The moisture that binds the ingredients comes from the eggs, oil and fresh apple slices. A pretty good electric mixer and/or strong arm is required to incorporate all the flour no matter what kind of flour you use. The result is more like a stiff dough than any cake batter I've ever seen. I continue to make this cake with wholewheat flour and turbinado sugar because I like the result. You, of course, may use any flour and sugar you want. *Nostalgia Note: In 1974, organic walnuts came from a tree in their original packaging called a shell. To use the nut, the shell had to be broken with something hard called a nut cracker and then the nutmeat was picked out; repeat until the amount of nutmeats equal what the recipe calls for. Today, walnuts come in a bag and if there are any shells involved you can lodge a complaint.

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Serving Size (122.1 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 500.02 Calories from Fat 151.29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.81g 413.79%
Saturated Fat 2.82g 225.59%
Trans Fat 0.06g %
Cholesterol 5.68mg 30.27%
Sodium 268.16mg 178.77%
Total Carbohydrate 86.55g 461.6%
Dietary Fiber 1.78 g 114.0%
Sugars 74.24 g %
Protein 4.24g 135.55%
Vitamin A 56.02IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 59.37mg% Iron 0.64mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large eggs, sliced, peeled, baking apples, coarsely chopped walnuts