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German Apple Coffee Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla

3 teaspoons baking powder

Pinch of salt

1/2 cup orange juice

6 apples, peeled and sliced (the church ladies use Granny Smith)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a bundt pan. Beat all ingredients, except apples and topping ingredients. Pour half of the batter into bundt pan. Add one layer of apples on top of batter, then cover with one-half of the topping mix. Pour remaining batter into the pan. Apple remaining apples into the batter around the pan. Bake for approximately 70 minutes. Cool on wire racks, then release cake onto a cake plate.


Topping mix (combine)


1 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon


Kara's tip: Spray Bundt pan with a baking spray called Bake Easy! It can be found in the craft section next to cake supplies. Cakes are released with ease, no greasing or flouring required.


Recipe from Recipes and Remembrances II, St. Joseph Catholic Church 

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