n My family and friends love this cake. It's moist, has lots of apples,
is really delicious and best of all,
it's easy. I make it all year long but especially for the Jewish New Year. It's always a hit," writes Carol Weir of Bridgeport.
Delicious Apple Cake
3 cups flour
2 ¼ cups sugar
1 cup oil
½ teaspoon salt
" cup orange juice
2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
4 teaspoons baking powder
8 to 10 medium size, thinly
sliced apples (Granny Smith or Mac's,
I mix them)
3 teaspoons cinnamon
" cup sugar (more if apples are tart)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Grated rind from 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease well and flour an angel food (tube) cake pan. Peel and slice apples. Put in a bowl and cover with water to keep from turning brown.
In a large mixing bowl, combine first eight ingredients in the order listed. Mix until a smooth batter is formed. Drain apples and combine with cinnamon, lemon juice, rind and sugar.
You'll need three layers of each, so eyeball the batter and apples into thirds. Pour one layer of batter -- it will be thick so spread it as evenly as possible -- and place one layer of apples on top of the batter. Alternate layers, ending with apples on top. It will seem like there is not enough batter and too many apples, but it really rises when it bakes so drop the batter around each layer as evenly as you can and don't worry about it.
Bake one hour to one hour and 30 minutes, or until well-browned and springs back to the touch. Or a wooden skewer comes out clean.