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Apple Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cindra Dowd
Added: Thursday, August 30, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Apple layer:
4-5 apples, chopped
3 tbsp. sugar
1 c. nuts or raisins
2 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Batter:
3 c. flour
2 1/2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 c. oil
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
2 1/2 tsp. vinegar
3-4 tsp. frozen orange juice

Icing:
1/2 c. unsalted butter
4 tbsp. water
1/2 c. confectioner's sugar
1 tbsp. frozen orange juice
1/4 c. brown sugar
Lime or lemon juice
1/2 tsp. lime or lemon zest

Directions:
Directions:
Mix apples, sugar and nuts or raisins. Put in a bowl in the refrigerator for 1 hour. In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, eggs, oil, salt, baking powder, vinegar, and orange juice. In a greased and floured tube pan, layer apples and batter, ending with apple layer on top. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Mix icing ingredients together. Remove pan from oven and drizzle with icing.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The apple cake can be eaten after it cools, but it gets more moist and flavorful as it sits for a few days.

 

 

 

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