German Apple Cake

by Melody Kettle

"Enough" apples peeled, cored, and quartered*

1/2 lb. butter

4 cups flour

3/4 cup sugar

1 Egg

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. vanilla




Combine all ingredients except apples and tapioca. Work together to create chunky crumbs. Spread and pack crumbs on bottom and sides of "tube" pan.  Reserve 1/3 of crumbs for top of cake. Sprinkle with tapioca. Place sliced apples over crumbs. Dot with 1/4 lb butter.  Sprinklw with sugar and cinnamon.  Vocer with the remainder of crumbs.

Bake at 325 degress for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

*Grandma is not really sure about the quantity of apples, she simply said, "use enough." Okay . . .