Recipe by Bonnie G #2
There's plenty of recipes for this cake listed, but I think this one sounds a little different. Found it online at Taste of Home. It looks fairly simple and baked in a loaf pan. It would be a great take along for potlucks or just an easy snack for the family. Now that our apple trees are full and ripe, it's a great time to try this out. As an update, finally got around to trying this and loved it. Simple, with a nice presentation and very good. I did add a cup of chopped pecans as we love nuts and everyone enjoyed it. Don't make the mistake I did though - be aware that the divided sugar puts 3 Tablespoons in the apples and then the 1 cup goes in the batter.
Top Review by **Jubes**
Reviewed for ZWT7- this was a straightforward cake to make and a little different to your regular apple cake. The cake batter is quite thick, but needs to be to hold up the apples. I used 2.5 granny smith apples for this recipe. Smelt wonderful baking in the oven Photo also being posted
- 3 cups tart apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick about 3 medium size apples
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup sugar
- 2⁄3 cup butter, softened
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
Directions See How It's Made
- In large bowl, combine apples, 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon; let stand for 1 hour.
- In large mixing bowl, cream butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
- Add vanilla.
- Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and beat until smooth.
- Pour into a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan.
- Push apple slices vertically into batter, placing them close together.
- Bake at 325°F for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 10 minutes in pan before removing to a wire rack.
- Serve warm.