If an apple a day truly keeps the doctor away then I will not be going to the doctor for a very long time. Well that is if the “apple” still counts when it is wrapped in cake. My in-laws travel to Wilcox, Arizona every apple season and bring back a plethora of apples. This leads to applesauce cookies, apple juice, home-made cider, apple crostadas, and of course apples and peanut butter snacks. I am always on the look out for my next favorite apple recipe and each year I try to add a new one to my repertoire. This year the winner is thanks to food52.com (absolutely love this site).
One of their morning emails included a recipe for “Teddie’s Apple Cake”. The description alone made me hungry and let me tell you, this cake lives up to its description. If this cake was an article of clothing, it would be that worn in flannel robe that goes perfect with your morning coffee and your late night glass of milk (or white russian depending on how you roll). This cake will give your stomach a hug. Plus it is easy breezy to make and still as pretty as can be.
Butter for greasing pan
3 c flour, plus more for dusting pan
1 ½ c vegetable oil
2 c sugar
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon
½ t allspice
¼ t ground cloves
¼ t nutmeg
1 t baking soda
1 t vanilla
3 c peeled, cored, and thickly sliced tart apples like Honeycrisp or Granny Smith
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 9-inch tube pan.
Beat the oil and sugar together in a mixer. After about 5 minutes, add the eggs and beat until the mixture is creamy.
Sift together 3 cups of flour, the salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and baking soda. Stir into the batter. Add the vanilla and apples stir until combined.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool in the pan before lifting out and get ready for your stomach hug.