This week was the first really cold week here and I was in a dessert kind of mood. I found this recipe on a Taste of Home and sat for about 15 minutes contemplating weather to make it or not. I had all the ingredients surprisingly, so I decided it was fate and gave it a go. I was so glad I did and so was my husband! I found that this cake is awesome for dessert or a brunch type cake. It wasn’t overly sweet and gooey, but just right for all types of occasions. The prep time for this cake wasn’t too bad either for a cake made from scratch.

3 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup orange juice
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 peeled and thinly sliced apples
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons sugar
Powdered sugar (optional)

In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a second bowl beat eggs and sugar. Add oil and orange juice with the eggs and sugar and mix until smooth.

Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients 1/3 at a time, stirring the batter after each addition. After the wet and dry ingredients are mixed, add the vanilla and beat well.

Pour half the batter in a greased and floured bunt pan. Place half of the apples over the batter. Combine cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle half of the mixture over the apples, then repeat the layers with the remaining batter, apples, and cinnamon.

Bake at 350 for 70 minutes. Cool for 1 hour on a wire rack before removing from pan.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar. You can serve it apple side up or apple side down.

I think the apple side up is fun.

There you have it! A yummy apple cake, perfect for fall.

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