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Addictive Apple Hazelnut Cake


You'll love this cake with apples and hazelnuts

This cake is always in my freezer. Try it once and you will never want to do without it again.

Your all season family cake


Cake is always an option – sometimes it is even the solution. Right?
For me, definitely! I just can’t walk past a good piece of cake.

My husband is different though, he doesn’t do anything like that and I can’t follow him.

I found this recipe by chance when I was on a foray on the internet. It’s super easy, quick to make and the cake tastes great.

But be careful – I always have to freeze most of the pieces right away. Otherwise, there will be only crumbs leftover in the evening.

I’m curious if this Apple Hazelnut cake convinces you as much as it does me.

Apple Hazelnut Cake - Jennifer Vahlbruch
Apple Hazelnut Cake - Jennifer Vahlbruch
Apple Hazelnut Cake - Jennifer Vahlbruch
Apple Hazelnut Cake - Jennifer Vahlbruch

Ingredients you need

You need these ingredients to make your Apple Hazelnut Cake.

Apple Hazelnut Cake - Ingredients - Jennifer Vahlbruch
Apple Hazelnut Cake - Jennifer Vahlbruch

Apple Hazelnut Cake

Yield: 12 Pieces
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Be careful! This cake is addictive - I always must have one in the freezer. I love this cake!


  • 3 medium sour apples (about 21 ounces, 600 grams) *
  • Lemon juice from one lemon
  • 7 ounces (200 grams) unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 7 ounces (200 grams) cake flour
  • 3.5 ounces (100 grams) grated hazelnuts
  • 6.4 ounces (180 grams) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1.8 ounces (50 grams) whole hazelnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 °C) convection (380 F, 195 °C top and bottom heat) and grease a 26 cm springform pan.
  2. Peel the apples and grate them finely. Sprinkle the grated apples with some lemon juice and put them aside. (See picture)
  3. In a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer (or using a large bowl and a hand mixer) stir the softened butter together with the sugar until foamy (about 3-4 minutes).
  4. Scrape down sides and bottom of the bowl and add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each one. Mix everything to a fluffy mixture.
  5. Mix the flour, the grated hazelnuts and the baking powder and add it to the butter-egg mixture spoon by spoon. Stir briefly.
  6. Fold in the grated apples and the cinnamon and stir everything together very briefly (preferably by hand).
  7. Halve the whole hazelnuts once and add half of them to the dough as well.
  8. Now put the dough into the prepared form and sprinkle with the remaining hazelnuts.
  9. Bake for about 35 minutes until golden brown.
  10. After baking, let it cool down and take it out of the tin. Dust with some icing sugar.


* I used Granny Smith

Adapted from Tinas Tausendsch├Ân - Apfel Haselnuss Kuchen

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9.5gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2.9gSugar: 14gProtein: 5.7g

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Make a perfect apple hazelnut cake

Follow these hints to make the best out of the recipe and enjoy an addictive cake.

Step 2

The grated apples should look like this.

Apple Hazelnut Cake - Size - Jennifer Vahlbruch


Find answers to the most common questions

What German flour can I use?

US cake flour is equal to German 405 flour

US all-purpose flour is equal to German 550 flour

Can I substitute the hazelnuts?

Of course, you can try almonds instead of hazelnuts. Almonds have a finer taste than hazelnuts, so you can choose whatever works for you.

Apple Hazelnut Cake Recipe Reviews

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I made your cake today...wow so delicious!

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