Alsatian Apple Sheet Cake

This is one of my favorite apple cakes and great if you are serving a lot of people. Whenever I bring it to pot lucks or parties, people ask for the recipe! It's a traditional Alsacian apple cake recipe.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
24 servings


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 cup white sugar, divided

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ½ cup dry white wine, or as needed

  • 3 ¼ pounds apples, or as needed

  • ½ lemon, juiced and zested

  • 4 tablespoons cinnamon sugar, divided

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 teaspoons vanilla sugar

  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Combine flour, butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt in a bowl. Add 3/4 of the white wine and mix into a smooth dough. Add more white wine as needed, but avoid making dough too soft. Shape into a ball, flatten, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. Peel apples and cut in half. Remove core and place into a bowl with cold water and lemon juice to prevent browning.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a rimmed baking sheet with butter and dust with flour.

  4. Roll chilled dough out into a rectangle slightly larger than the baking sheet. Transfer dough to the baking sheet and press some of the dough up the rimmed sides to make an edge. Pierce all over with a fork.

  5. Place apple halves cut-side down on a cutting board. Make several parallel cuts without cutting all the way through the apple. Arrange apples all over the dough. Sprinkle evenly with 3 tablespoons cinnamon sugar.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until apples start to lightly brown, 35 to 40 minutes.

  7. Combine eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla sugar, and lemon zest in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until very foamy, 2 to 3 minutes.

  8. Beat cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into the egg mixture.

  9. Remove cake from the oven and reduce temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Pour egg-cream mixture over the apples and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar.

  10. Bake until cream topping is golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

234 Calories
12g Fat
30g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 234
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 102mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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