Apple Kuchen

Our daughter Katie has enjoyed making this simple apple cake recently. The rest of us have enjoyed eating it. She’s made it with both Pristine and Williams Pride apples.


1-1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 oz unsalted butter
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup raisins
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped

4 medium-large apples, sliced thinly
2 oz butter
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp cinnamon

  1.     Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2.     Butter a 13″ x 9″ x 2″ baking pan
  3.     Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut the butter in small chips into the mix and stir it in to make a crumbly mixture.
  4.     Beat the egg, and stir in milk and vanilla.
  5.     Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir together only until the dry ingredients are thoroughly moistened.
  6.     Spread the batter evenly in a thin layer in the baking pan and sprinkle with raisins and nuts.
  7.     Lay the slices, overlapping, in rows on top of the cake, as in the picture. Use more or fewer apples as needed.
  8.     Melt the butter and brush it over the apples
  9.     Mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the apples.
  10.     Cover the entire pan with a cookie sheet or aluminum foil.
  11.     Bake for 35 minutes, removing the cookie sheet or foil for the last 5 minutes.