Mom’s Apple Cake

With the abundance of apples at this time of year & the Jewish New Year approaching, baking an apple cake seems like a very good idea. There are so many great apple cake recipes… this cake is the one my mom used to make. Diced apples are layered between a simple white cake.

Our neighbours has a crab apple tree in their yard & some of the branches reach over our fence. This is great for us…except when when we have to pick the fallen ones up off our patio…but we did manage to pick some & I used them in this cake. Mixed with a couple of apples from British Colombia that we bought at a store. It turned out to be a good mix of apples!

Here is the recipe

Ingredients

Apple Filling

5-6 apples…enough to make 4 cups of cut up apples *** the recipe calls for tart apples, I use whatever I have usually!

5 tbsp sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

Cake

1 cup oil

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

3 cups flour

3 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup orange juice   *** Alternately 1/4 cup water + 1 tsp vanilla

Method

Preheat oven to 350f      Grease a tube pan *** I sprayed my pan with non-stick spray

  1. Cut up the apples into small pieces & measure 4 cups.
  2. Toss the apples with the sugar & cinnamon & set aside
  3. In a mix master…mix the oil & sugar together , then add the eggs, mix well
  4. Combine the flour with the baking powder.
  5. Add the flour mixture & the orange juice alternately to the oil/sugar & egg mixture, mixing until the batter is smooth
  6. Put 1/3 of the batter into the prepared tube pan, then 1/2 of the apples evenly over the batter, try not to let the apples touch the outside of the baking pan…then put the second 1/3 of the batter over the apples…the best way to do this is to  use a spoon & drip spoonfuls of the batter around the cake pan over the apples, then use the spoon to gently spread out the batter….Next put the remaining apples evenly over the 2nd layer of cake batter …finally, put the last of the batter over the apples the same way that you did before! All the apples should be covered with cake batter
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours ***In my oven it actually takes 1 1/2 hours exactly…as with anything, watch the cake so you don’t under or over-bake it
  8. Remove the cake from the oven & let sit on a wire rack in the pan for about 15 minutes
  9. Turn the cake out on the wire rack & cool completely
  10. This cake freezes really well

Enjoy!

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Cut up the apples
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Mix the apples with cinnamon sugar
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Set the apples aside…
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Combine the oil & sugar together
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Add the eggs
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Next the dry ingredients alternately with the orange juice, mix well 

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Here is the cake after it is baked… I did not take pictures of layer the batter with the apples….
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Cool the cake completely

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. KR says:

    Thank you for one more apple cake recipe 🙂 🙂 I need them to use all apples….. 🙂

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    1. Let me know if you like this cake! I love it

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  2. Book marked this…lovely recipe..loved it.

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    1. Thank you!! Let me know if you make it and what you think about it!!

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