There are certain recipes that become favorites and are made over and over again despite the desperate call of the hundreds of recipes that haven’t even been conisdered from my cookbook book stand. It’s even more rare when a recipe strikes the fancy of both of us as particularly yummy. This cake – a yummy, hearty, apple-y, cinnamon-y, sugar-y…you get the idea…is just such a recipe. We love this cake.
This cake, though exceedingly delicious, is so easy to throw together that it’s no wonder we make it probably twice a month at SoJo’s. The ingredient list is simple, it requires little technique to pull off, and the end result is delicious, both to the eyes and the tooth. Plus, the dogs sous chefs love to eat the apple peels – a double bonus!
SoJo’s Apple Cake
6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chunked
1 tablespoon cinnamon
5 tablespoons sugar
2 3/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup apple juice
3 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a tube pan.
Toss peeled,cored, and chunked apples with cinnamon and sugar.
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
Whisk together oil, apple juice, sugar and vanilla.
mix wet ingredients into dry.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Pour half of the batter into prepared pan.
Arrange half of the apples over the batter.
Pour the remaining batter over the apples and arrange the remaining apples on top.
Bake for 75 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.