With this recipe Paula shares some of those great moments with the family as well as a great Apple Cake:
Each year, I gather my sisters, their children and their grandchildren and head to the orchards. We spend the day picking apples, taking hayrides and finish with a picnic lunch. Having a large family means there is usually a new baby joining us for the first time. This year, my niece Keira got to taste her first apple, picked fresh from the tree.
I buy 3-4 bags (about 30 pounds) of apples. I finish the day by peeling and coring apples for pies, cakes, applesauce and turnovers. My sisters leave the orchard with a small bag of apples and a pie they purchase from the farm.
- 3-4 Apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 3 Cups Flour
- 1 Cup Canola Oil
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
- 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
- Cinnamon and Sugar to sprinkle
- Electric Mixer
- Large Bowl
- 9 x 13 Baking Pan
- If you don’t like to bake, you can use a box cake mix for this as well.
- Reduce sugar to 1 1/2 cups
- Slice apples day before, soak in 1/2 cup of cinnamon and sugar over night
- Mix eggs and sugar until well blended
- Add vanilla and orange juice, continue to mix
- Add flour and baking powder, mix until well blended (about 5 minutes)
- Grease 9 x 13 pan
- Pour 1/2 the batter in the pan
- Place sliced apples to cover the batter
- Pour remaining batter over apples
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar
- Bake @ 350 degrees for 50 – 60 minutes (until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean)
Great Apple Cake combined with great family memories. What more can you wish for? Not difficult at all, but since it is baking, as usual a 3-star for difficulty.