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Fancy Springform Apple Cake

Recipe Name: 
Fancy Springform Apple Cake

A fragrant vanilla crust with a vanilla cinnamon apple filling


12-16 servings


Cake Crust:

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2+ cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Apple Mixture:

7-9 cups sliced peeled cooking/baking apples*
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar

Vanilla Sauce:

3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Optional: powdered sugar for dusting finished cake


1. In a large bowl, combine all crust ingredients to make a soft but stiff dough. Add more flour as needed to ensure that you have a dough and not a batter. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 15 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, toss the apples with lemon juice and 1/4 cup sugar.

3. Grease the bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan. Pat dough evenly on the bottom and sides of the pan (dough should be about 1/8-1/4 inches thick). Fill with apple mixture, pressing gently. Cover with foil.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes; remove foil and bake for an additional 45 minutes or until apples are soft. The apples on top will look a little dry; use a fork or toothpick to test apples for doneness.

5. In a bowl, combine vanilla sauce ingredients in order listed. Pour over hot cake, allowing sauce to fill between  the apples. Bake for another 20-25 minutes.

6. Cool cake on wire rack; cover with plastic wrap and chill for 4-6 hours of overnight. Dust with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Fancy Springform Apple Cake

Fancy Springform Apple Cake
Additional Notes: 

*Use enough to fill your pan! :D

Preparation Time: 

45 minutes

Cooking Time: 

80-85 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

Is it a cake... or a pie? I have trouble deciding. What I don't have trouble deciding, though, is that this is a really yummy dessert!! It is so flavorful and moist. It's easier to make than it sounds from the recipe -- it's actually fairly quick once you have your apples all peeled and sliced. And, you can make it ahead of time and refrigerate until needed. This is a very good apple dessert. My rating: 10/10

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out of 10

Tammy, this is SO good! My Energy Bar Baker (aka my 15yod) made it yesterday. Everyone loved it. She said we need to keep trying recipies from your site. :)

His, Lisa

out of 10
Very good -- be sure you don't over-bake it!

Please see the recipe above for my complete review! Thanks! ~Tammy