I made the most amazing and moist and delicious apple cake today. I've been looking for recipes for my $45 worth of hand picked apples. And yesterday I landed on this recipe by the Smitten Kitchen. It is to die for good. It is to die for amazing! My only regret was having not really read the recipe yesterday. I had all the ingredients except for the tube pan. So I used a Springform. It took a little longer to cook the inside and the bottom outside edges got a little overdone. But it doesn't matter now. I still think the cake was divine. Amazing. One of my all-time favorites! But next time I will make it using a tube pan.
Jewish Apple Cake
6 apples, her Mom uses McIntosh apples (I used freshly picked Macouns)
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
1 cup walnuts, chopped - optional (I used them and pulsed them through a food processor)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a tube pan.
Peel, core and chop apples into chunks. (Because the skin on the Macoun was so thin I did not peel the apples)
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.
We served it warm... and it was oh so ooh la la delish!!!