Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Austrian Apple Cake

I bought some Mutsu apples from Bauman Orchards, the Mutsu is a green, crisp apple which is perfect for baking. This cake blends the flavor of fresh spicy apples and cream.

Austrian Apple Cake Recipe

1/2 cup warm milk
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. sugar
1 pkg. yeast
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt

Apple-Cream Cheese Filling

4 baking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg

Grease and flour a 10-inch springform pan.

Combine yeast and sugar, add warm milk and butter and stir well. Add egg and 1/2 cup flour, beat at high speed for 1 minute. Add remainder of flour and beat at low speed to make a soft dough. Turn out onto lightly floured board and knead lightly, till smooth. Cover and place in warm place for 1 hour.

Punch dough down and place in pan, pressing halfway up the sides.


Toss apples with lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until well coated. Spread mixture over dough in pan. Combine cream cheese, sugar and egg and beat on medium speed until smooth. Pour over apples.

Cover with plastic and sit in warm place for 1 hour, or until almost double in bulk. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Loosen and remove pan sides.


Jen said...

Ooooooooh! This makes my tummy actually HURT with desire! I just love reading what you're cookin' up. Everything always looks delicious, but THIS one really appeals to me!

OhioMom said...

Hi Jen

Nice to see you :) Yeah, this one is a real goodie, and just about gone ... LOL ... with two males in the house desserts disappear quickly.

NellJean said...

Note to self:
Do not visit Linda's blog except after a heavy meal when you couldn't eat another bite.

That apple cake is just too, too wonderful.

OhioMom said...

LOL Jean ... soon the weather will warm and the oven will not be on as often, I promise to have lots of "fat free" veggies and fruits .. okay ?

Lucy said...

Absolutely sinful, & image it tastes as decadent as it looks!

OhioMom said...

Hi Lucy

Oh yeah, this is rich .. I had one piece, I let the males gobble up the goodies in this house :) BTW, DS is asking for stromboli now.

Maddie said...

What Jen said (is this "our" Jen??)

One of these days we will be at your doorsteps where the delicious scent of your freshly baked cake (and bread! Please?) will greet us, I can almost smell it from here!

OhioMom said...


Let me know when you all are coming :) I will not only fill the house with the smell of fresh baked bread/cake/cookies but brew up some coffee to go with it !

Yes, this is "our" Jen, perhaps she can get her MIL to bake this for her ?