Crowned Apple Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 55mins
SERVES: 14
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place oven rack in lower third of oven and pre-heat to 350º.
  • Grease a 10-inch tube pan with removable bottom- bundt pan is not recommended for this recipe.
  • Peel and core the apples; slice 1/4" thick.
  • Place other topping ingredients in bowl.
  • Add apples and toss to coat, then set aside.
  • Put flour, sugar, oil, eggs, orange juice, baking powder, vanilla and salt.
  • Mix at low speed to combine, then at medium speed until completely blended, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour 1/3 of the batter into the pan.
  • Arrange 1/3 of the apples on top of the batter and sprinkle with chopped nuts if using.
  • Pour another 1/3 of the batter on top of the apples and arrange another 1/3 of the apples on top.
  • Pour the remaining batter on the apples and smooth the top.
  • Arrange the rest of the apples around the center tube, forming a"crown".
  • Spoon 2 tablespoons of liquid from the bowl that had contained the apples over the top and decorate with nut halves, if using.
  • Place cake on rimmed baking sheet and bake for 75 ot 85 minutes, until a toothpick or skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • If top appears to be getting too brown, cover it loosely with foil.
  • Remove cake from oven and cool 10 minutes.
  • Run knife or spatual around the edge of pan and remove side.
  • Cool to room temperature, then run knife or spatula around the center tube and bottom.
  • Lift cake onto serving plate.
  • Store at room temperature for up to 2 days, or can be frozen.
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