This recipe comes from allrecipes.com. I love that site because I will usually judge the recipes by the ratings and comments if I will try the recipe or not. This is one good cake! I'm not that big a fan of apple cakes but my husband is and he really enjoyed it. This is a fairly large cake. It would be great to bring to a pot luck or party and it's also very moist.
I found a new cookbook yesterday at a thrift store. It's called "For the Love of Cats - Dessert Cookbook." The title alone intrigued me (since I am a big animal lover) and once I read over the first two pages I knew I had to buy it. Hey, I can afford 90 cents for a cookbook!!! I have a lemon pound cake in the oven right now that I am trying out from this book. I have found some of my best cookbooks in thrift stores and some of my most interesting ones. I've also found lots of other great bargains. Anyone else out there enjoy thrift stores too? I don't think I am alone!
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup white sugar
5 large Rome apples (I used Granny Smith), peeled, cored and chopped
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease (grease very well, this cake can be difficult to remove from pan)and flour a 10 inch tube pan (I only had a Bundt).
Mix cinnamon, 3/4 cup sugar and apples in a bowl; set aside. Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Beat the eggs and 2 cups sugar with electric mixer until fluffy. Pour in the flour mixture alternately with the oil. Beat in the orange juice and vanilla until smooth and thoroughly mixed. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan. Layer half of the apples on top. Pour the remaining batter over, then finish by topping with the rest of the apples.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 30 minutes or 1 hour and 45 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.