What's for Lunch? The BEST Apple Cake!
Lin Stilman, Andy Greenberg, Jodye Friedman
Posted May 15, 2012
A Sweet Thing
My friend Amy Wollman makes the best apple cake. I’m not saying “better than most.” I mean THE BEST. She made one for me over the weekend and graciously shared her recipe which comes from a contributor to smittenkitchen.com. Many of you probably know Amy but may not know all she has contributed to our school – among other things, she has been our PA President and currently sits on BHDS’ Board of Trustees. She is funny, smart, compassionate and fair; and she is a great baker. As several of us will watch our children graduate in less than a month and go onto high school, so will Amy. She leaves behind a legacy that we can be reminded of each time we bake her cake, for birthdays, for a school snack or for the many simchas I hope every BHDS family will experience now, and in the years to come.
Mom’s Apple Cake
6 apples, such as McIntosh apples
1 tablespoon cinnamon
5 tablespoons sugar
2 3/4 cups flour, sifted
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a tube pan. Peel, core and chop apples into chunks. Toss with cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, orange juice, sugar and vanilla. Mix wet ingredients into the dry ones, then add eggs, one at a time. Scrape down the bowl to ensure all ingredients are incorporated.
Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Spread half of apples over it. Pour the remaining batter over the apples and arrange the remaining apples on top. Bake for about 1 1/2 hours, or until a tester comes out clean.