This is a very good, simple cake. It is not too sweet, and it has a nice vanilla-apple flavor. The only change I would make is to stir the apples into the batter - I layered them in the middle as the recipe directs, and after I took the cake out of the pan I had a hard time keeping it together while I was cutting it - the apple layer had caused the cake to form two distinct parts that didn't want to stick together! But as I said I think that problem could be easily solved by mixing the apples into the batter. I also might add a 3.4oz package of instant pudding to the batter next time, as I like my cakes very moist. Made for PAC Fall 2007
I made this tonight and the only change I made was to chop the apples instead of slicing them. The cake is good, but not as moist as I was hoping. It makes a pretty presentation. I would also like to see the 4 apples measured as I used 4 apples that were very large. DH had a big slice before he headed off to bed and voiced his approval. I had a slice while it was still warm and I voiced mine.