Schnitzelbank Restaurant Apple Strudel

Schnitzelbank Restaurant Apple Strudel
Source: Schnitzelbank Restaurant, Jasper, Indiana

This is not your usual apple strudel. It’s a spongy cake-like goodie covered with apples and topped with a sour cream topping! A great way to use a cake mix and very easy to make. Serve with a scoop of ice cream if you like. Also - raisins, craisins, or even nuts can be added to your apple filling.

1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup butter
7 cups peeled, sliced apples
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Raisins, to taste (optional)
1 egg
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking pan and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, coconut and butter. Use a pastry mixer, knife or food processor to chop the butter into small pieces, until the mixture looks crumbly. Scatter mixture to cover bottom of buttered pan.

In another bowl, combine apples, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and as many raisins as you wish (if using). Spread over cake-mix mixture.

In a small bowl, blend egg, sour cream and 1 teaspoon sugar. Spread atop apples.

Bake 45 minutes. Mixture is done when a knife poked into the center reveals a spongy, cake-like texture on the bottom layer. The top will remain somewhat gooey, so a wooden pick test will not work.