Thursday, October 30, 2008

Just Like Mom's

IN THE NEWS: "The best bargain at the Salvation Army thrift store in Kailua-Kona was a Richard Simmons videotape. But Mikela Mercier, 11, decided to pass up the chance to buy the tape for a few coins after she found a surprise inside: $1,000 in $100 bills." Read more HERE.

I made my mom's apple cake the other day--partly because my apples were going bad and I wanted to use them up and partly because I haven't had apple cake in a long time.

That's a picture of it there. My hubby declared this cake one of my highest crowning achievements... this week. :) So of course, I decided to share it. After all, this a great fall dessert, and you'll probably be needing something sweet since Halloween is just a day away. (That's sarcasm by the way)

Here's the recipe anyway:

Jewish Apple Cake

3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
2 c. white sugar
1 c. vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/4 c. orange juice
2 tsp. vanilla extract
5 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
5 tsp. white sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease bundt pan. Combine the ground cinnamon and 5 tsp. of the sugar together and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder and 2 cups of the sugar. Stir in the vegetable oil, beaten eggs, orange juice and vanilla. Mix well.

Pour half to one third of the batter into the prepared pan. Top with half of the sliced apples and sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Pour the remaining batter over the top and layer the remaining sliced apples and cinnamon sugar.

Bake at 350F for 90 minutes.



Shelley Munro said...

This looks yummy. I need to stock the pantry again before I can do any baking. I haven't been grocery shopping for a couple of weeks. That's both good and bad!

Chicki said...

Wow! My mom used to make a cake like this when I was a kid. It was delicious.

I only bake for holidays, and the family always asks me to make either a Bacardi Rum cake or a pistachio cake. I leave new recipes up to my daughters or my niece.

Sarita Leone said...

This look fabulous. I'm going to try it this afternoon. Thanks for the recipe! :)

Kristen Painter said...

Do you think you could make that with whole wheat flour and still have it turn out all right?

Patricia W. said...

Sounds and looks delicious, Jennifer. I'm always on the lookout for new recipes.

I'm curious about the wheat flour too.

Anonymous said...

Looks DELISH! Unfortunately, I have a missing gene somewhere that keeps me from cooking anything short of spaghetti and packaged cookie dough. I'd let you mail me a piece though ;)