German Apple Cake

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on April 7, 2010.

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Ingredients:

German Apple Cake

Cake:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon OR 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups peeled, cored, and sliced apples
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts

Cream Cheese-like Frosting:

  • 1 container (8 ounces) Tofutti Brand Better Than Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup dairy free butter sticks or margarine (such as Earth Balance Natural Buttery Sticks or Willow Run Soybean margarine or Imperial margarine)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

Cake:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and oil until foamy. Add sugar and vanilla; mix well. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir in dry ingredients to oil mixture. Mix in apples and nuts (Note: the batter will be very thick and appear to have more apples than batter). Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes; cool. If desired, frost with Cream Cheese-like Frosting (recipe below). Makes 20 servings.

Cream Cheese-like Frosting:
In large bowl of electric mixer, beat all ingredients until fluffy. Makes about 3 1/2 cups.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (without frosting):
280 calories,18 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g sugar, 4 g protein

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (with frosting):
440 calories, 26 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 250 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 40 g sugar, 4 g protein

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per 2 tablespoon serving of frosting:
150 calories, 7 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 20 g sugar, 0 g protein

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