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Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Cloris features on of my favorite versions of apple cake today. This is a great recipe for holiday entertaining. -- AP


5 cooking apples
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2-1/4 cups sugar
1 cup butter
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup orange juice
4 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
confectioner’s sugar

Peel and slice apples. Place in bowl. Add cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar. Mix to coat apples. Set aside. Cream the butter and remaining 2 cups of sugar. Mix all other dry ingredients together. Slowly add dry ingredients to butter/sugar mixture. Combine eggs, juice, vanilla, and almond extract. Slowly add to other ingredients as you continue to mix. Batter will be thick.

Grease and flour bundt pan. Place small amount of batter in bottom of pan. Add a layer of apples. Continue layering batter and apples, with batter as last layer.

Back at 350 degrees for 1-1/2 hours. Cool on wire rack 15-20 minutes. Remove cake from bundt pan. Dust with confectioner’s sugar.

The only problem with this cake is that you can’t stop eating it. What do you think, readers? Anyone going to try it? Post a comment to enter the drawing for a free book from our Book Club Friday guest author. -- AP


Island Buzzy said...

Yum! I am thinking of making bundt cakes for gifts this year..one more recipe to add to my repertoire! Thank you!

Liz said...

Sending to my niece, who just undertook growing an apple tree on an espalier. Wish she lived closer.

Barbara D. said...

Oooh! This looks great! I haven't used my bundt pan for years, but I'll get it out & try this. The combination of apples & orange juice sounds delicious!

petite said...

Looks absolutely delectable. What a great idea.

traveler said...

Apple is my favorite type of cake and this one is really special.