Monday, June 18, 2012

German Apple Cake

Here is the cake recipe that I promised. You decide whether it is Dutch or German.

German Apple Cake ( Memaw's)

5 cooking apples
5 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 cups flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons soft butter or oleo ( margarine)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons water

Grease and flour 10 inch tube pan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Peel and thinly slice apples. In a bowl, toss apple slices with 5 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, eggs, oil, vanilla, orange juice, baking powder, and soda. Blend one minute with electric mixer at low speed. Clean sides of bowl, increase speed to medium, and blend 3 minutes. Dough will be very thick.
Fill prepared pan with alternate layers of batter and apples. (3 layers batter and 2 layers apples) Start and finish with batter.
Bake 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until tester comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove from pan and cool completely.

Make glaze--Mix confectioners sugar, butter, vanilla, and water until smooth. Drizzle over cooked cake.

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