Nana’s Apple Cake

Nana's Apple Cake

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Nana’s Apple Cake has quite the following. The incredibly moist texture has to be the reason for its popularity. It’s perfect as a breakfast cake and, with a light dusting of powdered sugar, doubles as a dessert.

  • 4 Granny Smith Apples (Peeled, Cored & Chopped Into Chunks)
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 3/4 Cups Unbleached Flour (Sifted)
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Teaspoons Orange Zest
  • 4 Eggs
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease an angel food cake pan. In a medium-size bowl add apple chunks. Toss apple chunks with cinnamon and 6 tablespoons sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a large-size bowl combine sifted flour, baking powder, and kosher salt. In a medium-size bowl whisk together oil, orange juice, orange zest, sugar, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Stir to combine
  3. Add eggs one at a time. Incorporate eggs into mixture, but don’t overmix. Add 3/4 of apples and mix into batter. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle remainder of apples on top of batter.
  4. Place in oven. Bake for 1 1/2 hours until done. Remember that every oven heats differently so check at 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven. Let cool in pan before removing.
  6. Makes 1 cake. Serves 8.
  7. © Victoria Hart Glavin

Victoria

Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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