Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Apple Cake!

Finally!! The recipe!
People have been waiting and asking and begging and pleading.... 
and I finally got around to posting it!

I found this recipe and it is a traditional apple cake recipe going back for years.
Its fairly simple but tastes AMAZING.

 First you chop up all the apples (this takes time) and mix in the sugar and cinnamon

Sifting the flour may take time, but it helps to make sure there are no lumps!

If you don't have orange juice on hand (as I didn't most of the time), 
You can use orange extract in a quarter cup of water in the place of  quarter cup of OJ.

Its always important to not over mix!

I like to butter and flour the pan to ensure minimal stickage!

Apples go in the middle... and on top!

two of the three times I've made this so far, I had to bake an extra 30 minutes.

The finished product!!!

I will typically let it cool before removing it.
Also, this cake is delicious that day, or made a day in advance and let to set with the juices.


Ani's Awesome Apple Cake

6 apples, I use Granny Smith Apples and sometimes i made it with up to 8 apples
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
4 eggs
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

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 hours, or until a tester comes out clean.


  1. this looks amazing! does the orange juice flavor come through and affect the taste of the cake? i'm actually wondering if i could substitute a different liquid altogether without changing the outcome... like apple juice or milk or something.

  2. The flavor does actually come through, not STRONG, but just a little hint that was really nice. =) I don't think the outcome would be TOTALLY changed, but I'd be careful what you substitute in. What were you thinking of using?