Apple Cake
Cuisine: Southern
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup light olive oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 2½ tsps. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice, scant
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups apples, cored, peeled, and sliced (any kind but a tart Granny Smith is best)
  • lemon zest to taste
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • 2 tsps. baking powder
  • powdered sugar for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a 9 X 2 inch cake pan or spring form pan. Line with a circle of greased parchment paper if you have it. If not, grease and flour the pan.
  3. Peel and slice the apples squeezing a little lemon juice on them to keep from turning brown.
  4. Combine all ingredients except the flour and soda and mix well either in a mixer or with a spoon.
  5. Stir baking soda into flour and mix into the wet ingredients.
  6. Spoon into cake pan and lay the apple slices around the edge. Leftover pieces may be chopped and put in the center.
  7. Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick come out clean.
  8. After it cools, dust with powdered sugar.
This dough is fairly thick so just spoon it into the pan.
You can substitute bourbon or rum for the vanilla.
If desired you can zest some of the lemon into the batter before adding the flour.
Recipe by The FrangloSaxon Cooks at