Sunday, December 9, 2007


"Kuchen" is german word for "Cake". Though this cake has nothing German about, I called it Apple Kuchen to make it sound exotic. I made this use up some apples that have been lying in my refrigerator. The cake turned our really, really moist & delicious. I am going to make it more often.

Ing -
2 cups - apples (peeled, cored & diced into small peices)
1 cup - sugar
1/2 tspn - lime juice
1 tspn - cinnamon powder
1/4 tspn - nutmeg grated
a pinch of salt
1-1/2 cup - refined flour
1 tspn - baking soda
1 egg
handful of raisins
handful of walnuts
handful of tutti-frutti
1/2 cup butter / ghee - melted and at room temperature

Method -
In a bowl put the apples, sugar, lime juice, cinnamon & nutmeg powder. Crush them coarsely with your hands & set aside for 10 mins
Seive the flour, salt & baking powder.
Add the butter & mix well
Now break the egg & beat & add to the flour / butter mixture
Mix well
Add the apples, walnuts, raisins & the tutti-frutti - mix well
Reserve some tutti-frutti for the topping.
Preheat oven to 180C.
Grease a baking dish & pour the mixture into it.
Top with Tutti Frutui & bake for 35 minutes, or till toothpick inserted comes out clean.


Kribha said...

Looks very good Shella. I love tutti-frutti cakes. Unfortunaltely, we don't get that here in US. I have bookmarked the cake. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

I have apples lying in my fruit basket and now I know what to do with them :) I will make them minu the tutti fruittis..

hey are you interested in the arusuvai friendship chain? If so leave me a comment and I'll send you a surprise ingredient.


Looks very delicious shella...Love the tooti frooti...:)

Seena said...

Very lovely dish Shella, make it when I visit you, Ok?

mathew said...

I love the cake they make here..cakes are best made in deutschland!! :-)

Happy cook said...

It dies looks delicious

Mallika said...

Yum Shella, I've been looking for inspiration for a bag of cooking apples I bought at the farmers market.

Shella said...

Kribha - dear you can try the cake min the tutti-frutti. But it really a good crunch to the cake.

Rachel - I too ended up making this cake to utilize some apples lying in the fridge.
I have responded to you on your blog about the chain. I am sure interested.

RAKS - I too feel the tutti=fruti was the best part.

Seena - tell me when you will visit me. Its long overdue now.

Mathew - I guess I'll have to come down to Germany to eat one of their cakes, or better still why dont you get me few samples when you are visitng India

Happy Cook - it was really delicious. Tasted better after 2 days.

Mallika - try n let me know if you were satisfied.

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

hey shella
lovely site. i love cooking. have bookmarked you. shall recommend ur blogs to all my fellow cooking lovers:-)
by the way, do u have a good tested and tried recipe for fruit cake with rum/brandy, using ingredients available in India

Swaroopa said...

looks gr8!! very tastey too...

Shella said...

KPJ - I hope you wont mind my calling that you that. Or if you are elder, I'll call you chechi....all this for obvious reasons. I have left a comment on your blog. Will wait for you to revert.

Swaroopa - it tasted so much better 2 days later!! The flavors came out so well

Rachel said...

Hey there was no comment saying you were interested !! mail me ur address at my id on my blog.

Archana said...

Thanks for visiting my site
looks like a nice recipe. I agree its not where close to a german cake. I have lived in germany for a few months and truely their cakes are delicious, when i get a chance i will make them. Got the recipe from a german friend :). You site looks great with good pictures. Keep sharing

Shella said...

Archana - thanks for visiting. I will look forward to your cake recipe.