Saturday, October 25, 2008

Stolen Apple Cake

stole this one from the Smitten Kitten, adjusted it to my own liking and give to you to go and try RIGHT NOW!! It's perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or dessert. It has fruit in it's healthy...

7 apples, ( use can also use any others that bake well--fuji, cameo, honeycrisp, golden delicious, pink lady, empire, granny smith or macintosh) I used Macintosh--they were kind of difficult to track down despite it being apple season

1 tablespoon cinnamon
5 tablespoons sugar

3 cups flour, sifted
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ c plain yogurt (vanilla is good too)

1/2 c applesauce
1 1/2 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 (mine took more like 2-2.5 hrs), or until a tester comes out clean--this is the best indicator.

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