German Apple Cake

In my last post I wrote about an Oktoberfest party that our friends threw, and in addition to cheezy beer dip, I also brought along this German Apple Cake from The Joy of Vegan Baking.

It was my first time making this, and unfortunately I didn’t have any applesauce on hand.  I subbed some egg replacer, but I don’t think it did the trick as well as applesauce would have.  The flavor of the cake was great, but the texture was a bit crumbly and dry.  I don’t think this is the fault of the recipe, and I’m sure it’s great when made as written.  Even though the texture was a bit off, I still could probably eat the whole thing in one sitting.

A bigger issue I had with this cake was that the apples didn’t bake quite enough for me.  I pre-cooked them a bit, as instructed, but they just didn’t soften enough.  I baked the cake for much more time than was called for in the recipe, so I’m not sure why the apples were still so firm.

I think I’d be willing to try this cake again with the right ingredients.  I do have another apple cake recipe that I love, and while it’s not as pretty as this cake, it’s really delicious.  Have any of you tried this German Apple Cake?  How did it turn out for you?

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