Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tasty Tuesday ... Apple Cake

 Fresh Apple Cake is a fall standard at our house. The house smells amazing while the cake is baking, it feeds a lot of people, and it makes a great "next day" treat.  I really love it served with a little whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Or ... for those who live in my hometown, Hilton Head Ice Cream makes a cinnamon ice cream that would be heavenly on this cake. If you'll be joining me for the women's Lift for Leaders on October 21st, you'll get to try the cinnamon ice cream!  If you're here in Knoxville, we would love to have you join us. Email me if you'd like info.

I made an apple cake last weekend to share with friends after the football game near my college reunion. After a chilly night of football, this cake was a great way to cap off an evening. I hope you'll enjoy it too!

Apple Cake
  • 2 c. apples
  • 3 T. sugar
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 c. orange juice
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt

Peel and chop apples into small pieces. Mix with sugar and cinnamon. Set them aside. In a large bowl, mix 2 c. sugar and oil. Add eggs, juice, vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix well until smooth.

Pour 1/3 of the batter into a greased bundt pan, Spread 1/2 of the apples over the batter. Pour another 1/3 of the batter over the apples and then the rest of the apples. Finish by pouring the last 1/3 of the batter over the apples.

Bake for 60 minutes at 325 degrees; test it for doneness with a cake tester. Cool about 10 minutes in the pan before turning it out onto a rack or serving plate to continue cooling. Before serving, sprinkle with confectioners sugar. 

Thanks to Jen and Lisa for hosting Tasty Tuesday and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!

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Mary Joy said...

Oh how yummy, Julie!!! Do you think this would work for someone who is diabetic? I would love to make it but don't want to tempt my hubby if he can't eat it. I am new at cooking the diabetic way and wasn't sure about it.


NancyC said...

That cake looks really good! It's pretty with the powdered sugar sprinkled on it, too!