Apple Cake

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We blinked and fall arrived. My last post spoke of warm weather and watermelon..and now our palates are seeking comforting flavours. For me, nothing is quite as comforting as a family recipe.
This recipe comes from my grandma’s recipe box. You know the ones; 3 by 5 index cards with recipes written in perfect cursive and traces of the baking process imprinted on the card itself. It is a simple recipe; no drizzles, no crumble, no elaborate fruit roasting. No frills.
But my goodness it is delicious.
Serve with tea or coffee and a good book.

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Ingredients
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup white sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-3 local apples,peeled and thinly sliced (I used Empire apples)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

IMG_5870Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line an 8×8 pan with lightly greased parchment paper (for easy removal)
2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, white sugar, and vegetable oil. Set aside.
3. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Add to wet ingredients and stir until combined. Reserve dry ingredient bowl.
4. Using dry ingredient bowl, combine apples with brown sugar and cinnamon.
5. Pour 1/2 to 2/3 batter into cake pan. Evenly spread apples over top. Top with remaining batter. note: this batter is thick. You may be worried that there are patches of exposed apples. Don’t. Do your best to spread it, but it won’t be perfect. Baking brings a lil’ magic
6. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out batter free.

Source: My Grandma’s Recipe Box.

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