German Apple Cake

Russ rarely asks me to make him anything sweet. He much prefers nachos to cookies. But I can tell that fall has actually arrived because this morning Russ requested I make him an apple cake. Actually he said he was going to look for an apple cake at the farmers market because I was going to spend the morning giving a talk to the Board of Male Contraceptive Initiative.

I felt a little guilty about the idea of him buying a cake so I told him if he could wait to eat it for dinner I would make him one when I was done.

This apple cake is like a German Apple cake and thus the genetic desire Russ has to eat it. It gets better as it ages because the apples make it mor pudding like free a day or two.

Four large apples peeled and diced

1 1/2 T. cinnamon

1/4 cup of sugar

3 c. Flour

1 T. Baking powder

1 t. Salt

4 jumbo eggs

1 c. Oil, canola or vegetable

2 c. Sugar

2 T. Vanilla

1/4 c. Apple cider

Preheat the oven to 350°

Mix the diced apples, cinnamon and 1/4 c. Of sugar together in a bowl and set aside.

Put the flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl mix the rest of the ingredients. Once we’ll mixed add the wet to the dry and mix.

Prepare a tube pan by grazing it and lightly dusting it with flour.

Pour half the batter in the pan. Cover with half the apples. Repeat, ending with apples on top.

Place in the center of the hot oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours.

Take the cake out of the oven and let cool on a rack for ten minutes. Using a very thin flexible knife, like a fish boning knife, run the blade between the cake and the pan on both the outside circle and the center tube.

At exactly ten minutes out of the oven put a cake plate on top of the pan and invert the cake. As long as you prepare the pan well it should come out cleanly.

Enjoy!



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