Monday, November 1, 2010

Apple Cake

Baked my second cake in this tube pan (and I thought it was a RING pan!) last Sunday night.

(extremely pleased - no slightly burnt bottom as I put the tray up a notch!)
only greased the tin with butter without dredging any flour as pan is non-stick.  Thought of using my new 12cups muffin pan but decided to follow 'smittenkitchen' and used the tube pan.
Original recipe from:  smittenkitchen's moms-apple-cake

Mom’s Apple Cake
6 apples, Mom uses McIntosh apples  (I used 5 green apples)
1 tablespoon cinnamon (I used allspice)
5 tablespoons sugar (organic brown sugar)
2 3/4 cups flour, sifted (self-rising flour)
1 tablespoon baking powder  (half tsp)
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil  (I opted to melt one cup of butter)
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup orange juice (juice of one whole orange)
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla (did without)
4 eggs
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)  (used raisins instead)

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 (mine was done in 55 mins) hours, or until a tester comes out clean.

Yumms, taste better today!

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