Butter Cake with Apples and Caramel Sauce

Butterkuchen mit Äpfeln und Karamellsoße

Butter Cake! Today you will get a butter cake with lots of apples, almonds, and caramel sauce. I warn you, this is a yeast dough that requires you to start at least the night before and that needs a few hours of rising before you can actually bake it. But if you bear with me and go through all the hassle, I can promise you, this is an ultra fluffy yeast dough with a nice crunch at the same time. Think of baked apples and caramel sauce as the addition to this delicious cake and you will love this one.

Butterkuchen mit Äpfeln und Karamellsoße It is common in Germany to eat the plain yeast dough just with some butter flakes on the top. I honestly never got why people like that, I like to add some fruity component to it, for it to really reach new levels. But I wanted to let you know that butter cake in its true German sense really means just sprinkling the dough with butter and sugar prior to baking. If you wanted to try that, by all means, feel free to do so.

Butterkuchen mit Äpfeln und Karamellsoße

However, if you want to make my version, you will receive a really nice mix of yeast dough, baked apples, almonds for extra crunch and our beloved caramel sauce. If you are too impatient or find this recipe too complicated, you can also try easier yeast dough versions. Apricot sheet cake with yeast dough or German plum cake called Zwetschgendatschi may be better suited then. But if you are open to it, wow, this is really a very special yeast dough!

Butterkuchen mit Äpfeln und Karamellsoße

Credit: Hefe und mehr (in German)

Butter Cake with Apples and Caramel Sauce

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Serves: One sheet cake of 35x24cm
Prep Time: 1hr preparation + overnight rising and 1 1/2 hours of rising the following day Cooking Time: 30min

This butter cake with apples and caramel sauce requires some work and has several rising times. But I assure you, it is worth the effort.

Ingredients

  • Caramel
  • 200 grams of regular sugar
  • 90 grams of butter at room temperature
  • 120 milliliters of heavy cream
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon of sea salt

  • Pre-Dough
  • 125 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 80 grams of water
  • 2 grams of salt
  • 1 gram of fresh yeast

  • Second Pre-Dough
  • 75 grams of milk
  • 15 grams of all-purpose flour

  • Main Dough
  • 260 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 50 grams of milk
  • 5 grams of fresh yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 20 grams of regular sugar
  • 50 grams of butter

  • About one kilo of apples
  • 100 grams of almond silvers
  • Additional butter

Instructions

1

For the caramel sauce put the sugar in a deep frying pan with no fat on medium heat. First the sugar will form lumps, then it will slowly change color and become liquid. It should get the color of amber. Try not to stir it, but swirl the frying pan for it to melt evenly. Then add the butter all at once and stir until it is melted. Add the heavy cream all at once, be careful, as the caramel will get bubbly due to temperature differences. Stir for another minute. Set aside.

2

For the first pre-dough mix all ingredients in a container that can be closed, leave at room temperature for an hour and then chill overnight in the fridge.

3

For the second pre-dough whisk together the flour and milk in a small pot and bring to boil while stirring. Immediately reduce to medium low once it starts to thicken and stir all the time. Cook for about a minute, it should get very thick. Let cool to room temperature and then also chill in the fridge overnight.

4

On the next day for the main dough place the first and second pre-dough in a large kneading bowl and add all other ingredients except for the sugar and butter. Briefly knead until combined and let sit for half an hour at room temperature covered with a damp towel. Then knead for about ten minutes. Add half the sugar and knead for a few minutes, then the second half and knead again for a few minutes. Lastly add all the butter and knead until combined, it will take a few minutes. Cover again and let rise for about an hour.

5

Oil a baking sheet with about 35x24cm and either roll out the dough or, what I like to do, simply stretch the dough with your hands until it fits the baking sheet. Wash apples and cut in half, taking out the center. Then slice halves or quarterts into thin slices and decorate entire cake with it. Spread the almonds on top and if desired, add small chunks of butter. If you are not using the caramel sauce, I recommend sprinkling generously with sugar. Heat oven to 190 degrees and bake cake for about 30min or until golden brown and almonds got golden. Serve with caramel sauce.

Butterkuchen mit Äpfeln und Karamellsoße

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    zorra vom kochtopf
    Wednesday August 26th, 2020 at 09:56 AM

    Boah Jenny, mit Karamellsauce!!!! Hammer! Und das mit dem Ei hat ja auch so gut geklappt, wie man sehen kann. Danke, dass du mit uns gefeiert hast!

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      Jenny
      Wednesday August 26th, 2020 at 10:17 AM

      Es war mir eine Freude! Heute Abend verlinke ich noch alle Teilnehmer, danke fürs Organisieren!!!

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    Kathrina
    Wednesday August 26th, 2020 at 10:26 AM

    Mir läuft das Wasser im Mund zusammen, liebe Jenny. So eine geniale Idee mit der Karamellsoße! Ich glaube, ich muss demnächst wieder einen Butterkuchen backen. Mit Apfel und Karamellsoße 😉
    Liebe Grüße,
    Kathrina

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      Jenny
      Wednesday August 26th, 2020 at 10:46 AM

      Ihr seid alle sehr lieb, danke!

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    Tina von Küchenmomente
    Wednesday August 26th, 2020 at 10:40 AM

    Hallo Jenny,
    dein Butterkuchen ist ja auch ein echt hübsches Exemplar geworden! Und mit Karamellsauce kann das ja nur oberleckerst schmecken….
    Liebe Grüße
    Tina

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      Jenny
      Wednesday August 26th, 2020 at 10:46 AM

      Danke Tina, heut Abend verlinke ich euch auch noch alle!

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    Dagmar
    Wednesday August 26th, 2020 at 10:52 PM

    Den Teller kannst du mir gleich rüber reichen…voll gut mit Karamell Soße.
    Genau mein Ding..
    Lg Dagmar

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      Jenny
      Thursday August 27th, 2020 at 06:40 AM

      Geschieht hiermit virtuell 😉

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    Caroline | Linal's Backhimmel
    Wednesday August 26th, 2020 at 11:44 PM

    Oh, deine Butterkuchenvariante mit den Äpfeln sieht wirklich zum Anbeißen aus und dann noch die Karamellsoße!!
    Liebe Grüße
    Caroline

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      Jenny
      Thursday August 27th, 2020 at 06:41 AM

      Danke für die Komplimente!

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    Simone von zimtkringel
    Thursday August 27th, 2020 at 08:05 AM

    Das ist ja mal ein extrem hübsches Exemplar! UNd mit Karamellsoße? Nehm ich!
    Liebe Grüße
    Simone

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      Jenny
      Thursday August 27th, 2020 at 09:12 AM

      Ich schick dir welchen virtuell!

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    Birgit M.
    Thursday August 27th, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Wow, die Karamellsauce gibt deinem leckeren Kuchen wahrscheinlich nochmal den letzten Kick, super Idee. Liebe Grüsse Birgit

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      Jenny
      Thursday August 27th, 2020 at 12:33 PM

      Danke, fand ich auch! 😊

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    Britta Koch
    Thursday August 27th, 2020 at 01:51 PM

    Boah, sieht Dein Kuchen super aus.
    Ich hatte kurzzeitig ein Auge auf die Äpfel geworfen, dann aber die Idee verworfen.
    Hätte ich mal nicht!

    Liebe Grüße
    Britta

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      Jenny
      Thursday August 27th, 2020 at 04:10 PM

      Stimme ich zu. Grüße, Jenny

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    Mina
    Friday August 28th, 2020 at 09:35 AM

    Ein Butterkuchen mit Äpfeln und Karamellsoße…Ein Traum ♥ Vielen Dank für dieses großartige Rezept!

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      Jenny
      Friday August 28th, 2020 at 11:33 AM

      Herzlichen Dank liebe Mina!

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    manuela
    Friday August 28th, 2020 at 05:02 PM

    ka-ra-… verdammt! 😀
    tolles ergebnis =)

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Friday August 28th, 2020 at 05:13 PM

      Hihi, danke!

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    Eva von evchenkocht
    Saturday August 29th, 2020 at 01:20 PM

    Hallo liebe Jenny,
    ich bin ja auch so obstverliebt – da finde ich dein Apfelträumchen besonders gut. Aber dann noch Karamellsauce drauf… Alter wie lecker!
    Liebe Grüße,
    Eva

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      Jenny
      Saturday August 29th, 2020 at 03:06 PM

      Ganz lieben Dank dir!

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    Katja aka Kaffeebohne
    Monday August 31st, 2020 at 01:09 PM

    Hallo Jenny,
    Deine Variante mit den vielen Äpfeln und der Karamellsoße sehen super lecker aus. Der Kuchen war bestimmt sehr saftig.
    Karamellsoße habe ich bisher noch nie selbst gemacht, aber es klingt gar nicht so kompliziert, wie ich immer dachte.
    Liebe Grüße
    Katja

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      Jenny
      Monday August 31st, 2020 at 01:34 PM

      Oh, das musst du unbedingt mal probieren, selbstgemachte Karamell ist der beste. Und danke für die lieben Worte.

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    Petra Hermann
    Monday August 31st, 2020 at 03:29 PM

    Mit Karamellsoße! Wie lecker klingt das denn! Wird natürlich probiert – liebe Grüße Petra

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    Anna
    Thursday September 3rd, 2020 at 01:04 PM

    Hallo liebe Jenny, ich liebe deine Butterkuchen-Apfelkreation!! Und die Karamellsoße omg, toll.
    Bis bald und lieben Gruß, Anna

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      Jenny
      Thursday September 3rd, 2020 at 01:08 PM

      Danke, liebe Anna!

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