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German Apple Pudding Cake

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"A fresh apple cake with nuts and raisins that, after baking, but still hot, has a cooked caramel-like topping poured over it. If using a glass baking dish, reduce oven temperature by 25 degrees."
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1 h 5 m servings 589 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 - 8 inch square pan)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan. In a large bowl, mix apples and sugar together. Let stand until sugar is thoroughly dissolved, about 8 minutes.
  2. Stir egg and vanilla into apple mixture. Sift together flour, baking soda and cinnamon; stir into apple mixture. Fold in nuts and raisins. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Pour topping over cake while cake is still hot.
  4. For the Topping: In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar and 2 tablespoons flour. Stir in the water. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla, chopped walnuts and raisins. Stir until butter melts, then pour over cake.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 589 calories; 24.4 g fat; 92.2 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g protein; 54 mg cholesterol; 256 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is very good. My mom LOVED it! I will make a couple changes next time I make it. For the sauce, I'll cut down on the amount of sugar, maybe 1/4 c. instead of 1/2 c. Because although the sau...

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I followed the suggestions of several reviewers and I reduced the sugar to 3/4 and the cinnamon to 1 t in the cake. I also halved the topping. Next time I would also leave out the raisins in b...

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This is very good. My mom LOVED it! I will make a couple changes next time I make it. For the sauce, I'll cut down on the amount of sugar, maybe 1/4 c. instead of 1/2 c. Because although the sau...

All I have to say is wow! This cake is delicious. I used red harry & david apples and it came out wonderful. I was fearful it was going to turn out like a fruit cake but I added the full amt of ...

This cake is great. Here are my hints: First, dice the apples. Second, to make this cake in a 9 x 13 pan, double the "cake" part and 1 1 /2 times the icing. This takes care of the icing ...

Very easy to make. It is fabulous but the icing is too sweet. Use Granny Smiths which not only hold their shape but add some tartness. The icing is important and shouldn't be skipped, but reduci...

I made this dessert for a German party and it was a huge hit! I doubled the cake and used a 9x13 pan. I made 1 1/2 times the glaze and it was perfect. Don't scrimp on the walnuts and raisins,...

This is the best apple dessert I have found. If you're tired of apple crisp or apple pie then definitely try this one. I used sweet apples so I reduced the sugar in the cake to 3/4 cup and omi...

I doubled the cake recipe for a 9 x 13 and 1/2 times the recipe for the "icing". Very good, Yummy with vanilla ice cream! I made it for a party and it was a hit. A heavy dessert eat a light di...

PHENOMENAL! I was so skeptical when mixing the batter- I had diced 3 small granny smith apples and it seemed the batter was mostly apple with very little dough. I told my husband dessert was g...

I've made lots of cakes from and this one is amazingly great! I didn't know what to expect based on the picture but mine was beautiful. The caramel-like topping was a little mor...