There are various types of apple cakes in Germany. Here is one of them “Gedeckter Apfelkuchen”.

Baking time: 30 – 35 minutes /200°C



600 g spelt flour (or wheat flour)
2 packets baking powder
200 g butter/margarine
50 g sugar
1 packet vanilla sugar
1 pinch of salt
250 ml milk (or 250 ml soy cream or soy milk)
grated peel of 1 organic lemon


750 g grated apples
juice of 1 lemon
50 g sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
100 g raisins
70 g ground nuts (almonds)
approx. 2 tablespoons of cream
almond slivers


Put the flour and the baking powder in a bowl and make a hole in the middle. Cut the butter in small pieces and distribute these on the flour. Put the sugar, salt, lemon peel and milk into the hole. Mix and knead to a dough. Place the dough in plastic foil and leave it in a cold place for 50 – 60 minutes.
In the meantime peel and grate the apples in a bowl. Add the lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, raisins and ground nuts (almonds) and mix everything together.
Put ¾ of the dough in a greased round baking tin (28 cm) and form an edge on the sides. Spread the apple mixture on top. Pour the cream and distribute the almond slivers over the dough.
Roll out the rest of the dough, cut into strips and arrange in lattice fashion on top, pressing it down on the edges. Bake for 30-35 min at 200˚C.