Apple Cake.  One of my favorite desserts.

Okay…  all desserts are my favorite desserts and the one I’m eating at the moment is my most favorite dessert.  I just love dessert.  I’ll pass up the whole buffet and head straight to the sweets table.

And I’m not particular.  I hold a bowl of rice pudding to the same high esteem as a homemade apple pie or a gooey 6-layer cream cake.  Or a cookie.  Or a tart lemon tart.

I think my only real criterion is that they be hand-crafted.  Yes, there are lots of store-bought and/or packaged products out there and not all of them are engineered with ingredients whose sole purpose is to trick our taste buds into thinking we’re eating something good.  But I really do prefer my desserts – and food in general – to be real.

Enter the Apple Cake.

It’s beauty is in its simplicity.  It’s a fantastic dessert and it’s a wonderful Sunday Morning Coffee Cake.  You seriously get to have your cake and eat it, too.

Apple Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 5 large apples

Preheat oven to 350°.  Peel and cut apples into small chunks.  Add 4 tsp sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon and stir together.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and set aside.

Beat together eggs, OJ & vanilla.  Add oil, mix in flour mixture.

In a well-greased tube pan, pour alternate layers of batter and apples.  Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top.

Bake at 350° for 1 1/2 hours or until cake tests done.

Cool before slicing.