Apple Cake

We received three small apples and 3 small pears in our first Imperfect Foods box, on Friday. I really love the concept and we’ve signed up for a medium box every other Friday. I think it will be a lot of fun seeing what comes through the door – and it’s going to be fun figuring out what to make!

And in these days of Covid-Spiking, the less time in a store, the better.

The cake Victor made was a take on his Apple Cake – he just tweaked it a bit to use both apples and pears. We borrowed the pan from my sister…

Apple Cake

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.

We’ve made this in an angel food cake pan, a bundt pan, as a 10″ round and a layer cake using two 8″ rounds. You need to adjust the baking time, but it’s really versatile.