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{homemade apple cake with streusel}

I love having friends with gardens. What’s even better than that, is having friends with gardens that have fruit-bearing trees in it. Especially when it’s delicious fruits like plums and apples!

Even though fresh-picked apples don’t look perfectly shaped and colored like the ones you find at the grocery store, they have SO much more flavor!
And you know for sure they’re fresh, as apples from the supermarket are sometimes stored for up to a year. Plus: You can be sure they weren’t sprayed with pesticides or have been waxed.



I’m partying here! ♥

{homemade apple cake}

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  • Yield: 2 28-cm (11in) tart pans or 1 baking sheet (12 Servings)
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I love having friends with gardens. What’s even better than that, is having friends with gardens that have fruit-bearing trees …


  • 1 package fresh yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups flour
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 34 cup flour
  • some vanilla
  • 13 cup margarine
  • 14 pounds apples


  1. Mix the yeast with 1 teaspoon of sugar and 5 tablespoons of lukewarm milk.
  2. Sieve 2/3rds of the flour into a large bowl, make a well in the center and fill with the yeast-mixture.
  3. Pour the sugar, salt and oil in a circle around the yeast.
  4. Start mixing from the center and add milk little by little.
  5. Pour the rest of the flour in the dough. The dough needs to be soft but not sticky.
  6. Cover with a clean and moist kitchen towel. Let sit in a warm place (I used the oven at 125°F/50°C) for about 20–40 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.
  7. While the dough is rising, peel the apples, remove the core and cut into thin slices.
  8. Knead the dough and roll out on floured surface and place on a greased baking sheet or two tart pans.
  9. Top with the apple slices, starting along the edge, moving inwards and pieces slightly overlapping. Let sit for about 10 minutes.
  10. In the meantime, make the streusel by mixing the flour, sugar, vanilla and margarine by hand until you have a crumbly texture. You might have to add some more flour to get the right texture.
  11. Sprinkle the streusel over the cake.
  12. Bake at 350°F/180°C (in preheated oven) for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.

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    Nana Diana
    Tuesday October 30th, 2012 at 01:24 PM

    Oh My Goodness! Does that ever look good! I love apple-anything. Have a good Tuesday- xo Diana

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    Tuesday October 30th, 2012 at 03:26 PM

    mmm this looks delicious!

    giving away a wristlet if you’re interested!

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    Tuesday October 30th, 2012 at 04:27 PM

    This looks wonderful! I agree, apples straight from the tree are so much better than those from the store!

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
    Tuesday October 30th, 2012 at 07:52 PM

    This is beautiful!! My mother-in-law just brought me a huge basket of apples from a tree in her yard–looks like I found the perfect recipe to use them in!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday October 31st, 2012 at 09:09 PM

      Thank you so much for your comment-love, Ashley! ;)
      Have fun making and especially eating some delicious apple cake, hehe.
      XO! Vanessa

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    Wednesday October 31st, 2012 at 05:38 PM

    My husband would love this Vanessa. Thank you.

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    Sunday November 4th, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    Yum! This looks so delicious. I am all about the apples right now, I’m a honeycrisp apple addict!

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    Monday November 5th, 2012 at 03:13 PM

    Homa Style is having a Simple Holiday Gift Idea Link Party.
    Your apple cake would be perfect as a holiday gift idea.
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    Hope to see you there!

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