Sunday, March 30, 2008

Apple Cake

This cake is one of those cakes that makes the whole house smell good while it's baking. Whenever I bake it, the neighbors all seem to peek their heads out to see who's baking something. So GOOD! It's the sole reason I bought a tube pan. If you don't have one, stop what you're doing RIGHT NOW and go buy one so you can make this. Seriously. GO!

4 apples
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
4 eggs
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup orange juice (or apple juice)
cinnamon and sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a tube pan. Set aside.
Peel, core, and quarter each apple. Cut each quarter into 5 slices. Set aside. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, flour, eggs, and baking powder until well combined.
Place 1/3 of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar. Arrange 1/3 apple slices in pan. Sprinkle again with cinnamon and sugar.
Do this 2 more times.
Bake 1 1/4 hours or until an inserted toothpick comes out relatively clean.

To keep the sliced apples from turning brown, give them a little splash and toss with a little orange juice.

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