This quick and easy apple sheet cake recipe is from Germany where these types of cakes are very popular. Perfect for serving a crowd!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a large, 12x18-inch rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon butter.

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  • Combine 14 tablespoons butter and sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.

  • Mix flour, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt in a bowl. Alternate adding flour mixture and eggs to the creamed butter mixture. Spread batter onto the prepared baking sheet; dough is very sticky, so use a spatula to spread it onto the tray. Distribute sliced apples evenly on top and drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle with raisins.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set and lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

For extra flavor, melt 2 tablespoons butter and brush onto the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven and sprinkle with about 2 tablespoons sugar.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 30.2g 10% DV; fat 8g 12% DV; cholesterol 39.5mg 13% DV; sodium 100.9mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2017
I like this cake. I bought a box of wonderful Fuji apples and wanted to make some things that I hadn't made before. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I think the temperature for baking it was a little high and as a result the cake and the apples turned out a little dry. I would lower the temp to 375. The flavor is great and I loved the lemon zest and the shortcake-like cake layer. We ate a piece right out of the pan and then later with vanilla ice cream on top and then even later with our coffee! Really good thanks for the recipe. Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2017
I like this cake. I bought a box of wonderful Fuji apples and wanted to make some things that I hadn't made before. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I think the temperature for baking it was a little high and as a result the cake and the apples turned out a little dry. I would lower the temp to 375. The flavor is great and I loved the lemon zest and the shortcake-like cake layer. We ate a piece right out of the pan and then later with vanilla ice cream on top and then even later with our coffee! Really good thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2020
This looks delicious. But there is only 2 reviews, and I'm probably not helping or hurting by submitting this. I will make (probably) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2018
Came out great Read More
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