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Apple Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Apple Cake, by , is from Sunday Dinner Cookbook - A Second Helping 2009, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Maria Cusimano


Mix together:
4-5 apples, diced
5 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Beat together:
2 c. sugar (I'd use a little less)
4 eggs

Add to eggs and sugar, stirring together:
1 c. vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. orange peel

Sift together:
3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Add dry ingredients to sugar/egg/oil + mixture, alternating with 1/4 cup orange juice.

In greased and floured tube pan, layer batter, apples, batter apples, ending with apples on top. Bake at 350 for 70-90 minutes.

Note: Try not to let the apples/sugar go all the way to the edge of the pan - it makes it stick really badly and hard to get out of the pan.

I've seen this recipe for 8"x8" square pans or 9"x13" rectangle pans, so if you don't have a tube pan, you might be better to do the 9"x13" instead of loaf pans. I think it would make 3 loaves, if that's what you decide. Good luck!

For glaze: use excess juice from apples and put into saucepan. Add a couple of tablespoons of sugar and about a teaspoon of cornstarch (first dissolved in 1/4 cup water) and simmer this mixture until it thickens into glaze. Drizzle over top of cake. You could even add a bit more water to it before simmering to make it go a bit further.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a recipe that one of my roommates in Belize would make on occasion. She calls it "Jewish Apple Cake." I have no idea what makes this cake "Jewish" because she's not even Jewish herself. Call it whatever you want - it's delicious nonetheless!




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