Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Apple Cake

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...

Apple Cake

Had some apples that were calling for a cake...
Apple Cake

So I decided to help the apples and find a tasty cake to use them up!
Apple Cake

Apple Cake

Apple Cake

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
4 eggs
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.

Apple Cake

Apple Cake


Suzy said...

I happen to have a bunch of extra apples right now so I'm going to try this. I don't have a round pan like that though? Do you think it would work in a normal pan?

Chell said...

Looks and sounds delicious!!

janett said...

I love apple bread/cake! I might have to try out your recipe too, yours are always so much healthier than mine. ;)

Esther said...

Oh my! That looks like a little slice of heaven. I LOOOOVE apple cake, so I will definetely be trying this recipe out. :) Mmmmm! Thanks for sharing this.

Yolanda said...

That looks fantastic!

Nicki said...

Apple cake - hummmm! I love myself some apple pie, so I can only imagine I would love some cake. Yummy way to use up some apples.

Reds said...

Suzy, if your pan is as big as a bundt pan - it will work. The cake is quite "tall"! :)