My inlaws came over this weekend for a casual meal. Made a tasty pasta dish (that I will post about later) that was healthy and low in calories...
Had some apples that were calling for a cake...
So I decided to help the apples and find a tasty cake to use them up!
I googled apple cake and the first post was smittenkitchen's apple cake - it was a sign!!
This cake is moist and delicious. You have got to try it!! :)
Mom’s Apple Cake
6 apples (used McIntosh)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
5 tablespoons sugar
2 3/4 cups flour, sifted
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil (used canola oil)
2 cups sugar (used 1 1/2 cups as my apples were sweet!)
1/4 cup orange juice
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
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. Bake for about 1 1/2 hours, or until a tester comes out clean.