I’ve been making this version of apple cake for years now. It’s moist, it smells of home goodness, and everyone loves it. And I love baking it. It makes me feel good. I don’t know why, it just does. And it’s one of the few times my sister Gianna will eat two whole pieces. I found it online and I’ve made some slight variations.
Here is the original recipe:
1 tablespoon cinnamon
5 tablespoons sugar
2 3/4 cups flour, sifted
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar (I put brown sugar)
1/4 cup orange juice
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs (I put 2)
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a tube pan. Peel, core and chop apples into chunks. Toss with cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, orange juice, sugar and vanilla. Mix wet ingredients into the dry ones, then add eggs, one at a time. Scrape down the bowl to ensure all ingredients are incorporated.
Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Spread half of apples over it. Pour the remaining batter over the apples and arrange the remaining apples on top. (Again, what I do is spread all of the apples on half of the batter and top with remaining batter so that apples are nestled in between). Bake for about 1 1/2 hours, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool completely before running knife between cake and pan, and unmolding onto a platter.
Enjoy!! I know you will 🙂