Thursday, November 5, 2009

Our Favorite Apple Cake

One summer when we were in Italy one of our neighbors had us over for lunch. For dessert, she had this REALLY good apple cake that was so moist and yummy. Over the years, we've tried several different recipes. Some we're good but they were just different. We came across this recipe on Deb's blog Smitten Kitchen. We are so glad that we tried her recipe because this is exactly what we've been looking for! This cake has just enough apple flavor and is SOOO moist. We will keep the recipe for this cake and make it for years and years to come.
Try it yourself!!
6 apples, we used McIntosh apples
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
1/4 cup orange juice
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
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. Bake for about 1 1/2 hours, or until a tester comes out clean.