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Mom's Apple Cake a.k.a. "Jewish" Apple Cake


For Apple Filling

5 medium apples , preferably those good for baking such as macintosh 
5 tablespoons granulated sugar 
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 

For Cake Batter

3 cups all-purpose flour 
2 cups granulated sugar 
3 teaspoons baking powder 
1 cup vegetable oil 
4 eggs 
1/4 cup orange juice 
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Use nonstick cooking spray to grease tall tube pan, then lightly dust with flour.  Peel and core the apples, then cut into 1 inch cubes. Place in a bowl and sprinkle with the 5 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon. Toss to coat the apples evenly. Set aside. In another bowl sift together the flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl add the oil, juice, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Mix well. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well. the batter will be thick. Pour half the batter into the tube pan, make sure the batter is spread evenly. Top with half the apples. Pour the remaining batter into the tube, again ensuring the batter is spread. Arrange remaining apples over the top.  Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until a tester comes out clean. Let cool completely ( at least 25 minutes). Run a clean knife between the cake and pan to loosen the cake before turning onto a plate.

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