Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Apple Cake

This Apple Cake recipe will become a family favorite!

Apple Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 cups plus 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/3 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Confectioners’ sugar, optional

Directions:

~Preheat oven at 350°.

~In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, 2 cups of the sugar, oil, eggs, orange juice, salt, and vanilla. Beat until thoroughly combined.

~In another bowl, toss apples with cinnamon and remaining sugar. Spread one-third of batter in a greased 10-in. tube pan. Cover with half of the apples.

~Repeat layers. Spoon remaining batter over top.

~Bake for 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

~Just before serving, dust with confectioners’ sugar.


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