Cinnamon Apple Cake
3 cups all-purpose Flour 750 mL
1 3/4 cup granulated sugar 425 mL
1 tbsp baking powder 15 mL
1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
4 eggs 4
1 cup canola or vegetable Oil 250 mL
1/3 cup apple or orange juice 75 mL
2 tsp vanilla 10 mL
4 large apples 4
1/3 cup granulated sugar 75 mL
2 tsp ground cinnamon 10 mL
icing sugar, optional 0
CAKE: PREHEAT oven to 350ÂºF (180ÂºC). Grease and flour a 10" (4L) tube pan. Combine first four dry ingredients. Beat eggs, oil, juice and vanilla in large bowl. Add dry ingredients, beating until smooth (batter will be stiff).
FILLING: TOSS apple slices with sugar and cinnamon.
ASSEMBLY: SPREAD 1/3 of batter in prepared pan. Cover with half of apples. Repeat layers. Spread remaining 1/3 batter on top.
BAKE in centre of 350ÂºF (180ÂºC) oven for 70-75 minutes, or until cake tester inserted in centre of cake comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes in pan, then remove to rack and cool completely. If desired, dust with icing sugar before serving.
Use large, tart apples that hold their shape during baking, like Granny Smith.