I love fall's crisp cool nights, sweater weather & endless cups of tea. Along our property we collect crates of wild apples to make sweet desserts & compotes. Apple cinnamon cake is a easy & tasty way to enjoy Autumn's apple harvest - plus it's a perfect something to nibble on as you sip a warm cup of earl gray on a rainy afternoon.
This is Jason's Grandma's apple cake recipe - now, to set the record straight she was not Italian, but she did pass on this fantastic, no-fail, super moist apple cake recipe!
Grandma's Apple Cake
Torta di Mele della Nonna
3 cups flour
1 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
5-6 apples, thinly sliced
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup orange juice
3 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients except apples, beat until smooth.
In another bowl, mix sliced apples with cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sugar.
In greased 10 inch tube pan, make layers of batter 1/3 at a time, then a layer of apples. (You should get 3 layers of apple) Ending with apples on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour 15 minutes until a pick comes out clean.