Monday, January 30, 2012

Apple Cake

I seem to be on some sort of Jewish cookery kick of late. The recipe for this cake comes from, Jewish Cooking Secrets From Here and Far. This was a recent purchase from a library sale, and this is the first recipe I have tried from the book. Now, everyone I grew up with ate this sort of apple cake, so I hardly think it qualifies as, secret but it makes a lovely cake nonetheless.

You Will Need:

5 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
5-6 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
3 cups plain flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a large tube pan. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the sliced apples and set aside as you make the cake. Sift dry ingredients together-set aside. Cream oil and sugar. Add juice, vanilla, and eggs. Beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Pour half the batter in pan. Top with half the apples. Repeat ending with apples on top. Bake 2 hours, covering top with foil after first hour to prevent over-browning. Bake until cake tests done. Cool, upright in pan overnight.

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