Moist German Sheet Pan Apple Cake Recipe

Moist German Sheet Pan Apple Cake Recipe

How To Make Moist German Sheet Pan Apple Cake

Enjoy delectable layers of applesauce, streusel, and pastry with our Moist German Sheet Pan Apple Cake Recipe! This big cake is perfect for parties.

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes



For Pastry:

  • ¾cupwhite sugarplus 2 tbsp
  • ¼cupunsalted butter
  • 2tspvanilla sugar
  • 5eggs
  • ½lemonzested and juiced
  • 2 ¾cupsall-purpose flour
  • 3tspbaking powder
  • 2lbsapplespeeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 3tspcinnamon sugar

For Filling:

  • 2 ½cupsapplesauce

For Almond Streusel:

  • 1cupall-purpose flourplus 2 tbsp
  • ½cupunsalted buttercut into cubes
  • ½cupwhite sugarplus 2 tbsp
  • 1cupalmond meal
  • 2tspvanilla sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.


  1. Combine ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar, ¼ cup butter, and 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon zest with the last egg.

  2. Combine 2 ¾ cups flour and baking powder. Sift over butter mixture and quickly beat into batter with the electric mixer running on low speed.

  3. Combine apple slices, lemon juice, and cinnamon sugar in a bowl and fold into batter. Spread batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Spoon applesauce onto batter and spread out evenly.

Almond Streusel:

  1. Combine 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, ½ cup cubed butter, ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar, almond meal, and 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar in a bowl and mix into streusel. Sprinkle streusel over applesauce.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes, or until streusel is lightly browned and cake is set.

  3. Serve while warm and enjoy!


  • Calories: 732.78kcal
  • Fat: 10.53g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.32g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.94g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.98g
  • Carbohydrates: 144.93g
  • Fiber: 7.62g
  • Sugar: 39.04g
  • Protein: 16.21g
  • Cholesterol: 48.58mg
  • Sodium: 66.97mg
  • Calcium: 84.32mg
  • Potassium: 410.31mg
  • Iron: 6.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 66.44µg
  • Vitamin C: 54.11mg
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