According to Wikipedia, kuchen is "the German word for cake... used in other languages as the name for several different types of sweet desserts, pastries, and gateaux."
Recipe from old Betty Crocker advertising
1 pckg. Betty Crocker yellow cake mix
1/2 cup flaked, sweetened coconut
2 1/2 cups sliced, pared baking apples
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup sour cream
2 egg yolks or 1 egg
Cut butter into dry cake mix until crumbly. Mix in coconut. Pat mixture lightly into ungreased oblong pan, 13 x 9 x 2 inches, building up slight edges.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Arrange apple slices on warm crust. Mix sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle on apples.
Blend sour cream and egg yolks; drizzle over apples. Note that the topping will not completely cover apples.
Bake 25 minutes or until edges are light brown. Do not over bake.
Serve warm. Makes 12 to 15 servings.
PEAR KUCHEN: Substitute 2 (16 oz. each) cans sliced pears, drained on paper towels, for the apples and 1 package of Betty Crocker devils food cake mix or German chocolate cake mix for the yellow cake mix.
PEACH KUCHEN: Substitute 1 can (29 oz.) sliced peaches, drained on paper towels, for the apples and 1 package of Betty Crocker white cake mix or sour cream white cake mix for the yellow cake mix.
According to Libby Hall, this woman is sitting in a German kitchen. Such a sweet scene.
Recipe via Extra Crispy One