Thursday, November 6, 2014

GRANDMA'S APPLE CAKE

Grandma's Apple Cake 
Torta di Mele della Nonna

This recipe is from La Tavola Marche, ( a truly exceptional blog, podcast and agriturisimo in Italy that I hope to visit someday soon!)  Check them out: La Tavola Marche   This cake is easy to make, delicious and comforting.  Grandma knows best!

3 Cups flour
1 Cup oil
1/2 tsp.salt
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla
5-6 apples, thinly sliced
1 1/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
1/3 cup orange juice
3 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix all ingredients except apples until combined and smooth.
Mix apples in a separate bowl with 1 tsp. cinnamon and 2 Tbsp. sugar.
Grease a 10 inch bundt pan. Alternately layer the cake batter and apples in three separate layers each, starting with the cake batter in bottom of pan and ending with an apple layer on top.
Bake at 350, for 1 hour and 15 min. until a pick comes out clean.