Adams County Apple Cake Recipe
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Adams County Apple Cake Recipe

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Our part of Pennsylvania is known as "Apple Country". This cake is one of my family's favorites. It's great for a lunch box treat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 cups plus 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 356 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, 2 cups of the sugar, oil, eggs, orange juice, salt and vanilla. Beat until thoroughly combined. In another bowl, toss apples with cinnamon and remaining sugar. Spread one-third of batter in a greased 10-in. tube pan. Cover with half of the apples. Repeat layers. Spoon remaining batter over top.
  2. Bake at 350° for 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Just before serving, dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Adams County Apple Cake in Country August/September 1993, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 356 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

Just made this cake and the batter was so thick thought I might have left out a wet ingredient so doubled check and I put everything in but the batter looked more like a biscuit batter and it stuck to my pan after greasing plenty what do you think went wrong, was so looking forward to it looks so good in picture, I'm disappointed.

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

This is very moist and easy to make. I halved the recipe for my husband and myself, baking it in an 8x8" glass dish at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes. As others mentioned, I added nutmeg to the cinnamon and sugar to mix with the apples, using less sugar than called for. I used half the batter for the bottom, a single layer of [Macintosh] apples and the remaining batter on top, and sprinkled a little sugar/cinnamon mixture on top. This is a keeper.

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

made this recipe, took it to work, EVERYONE LOVED it! cut back on the sugar by 1/4 cup- used cider instead of orange juice and added 1/2 tsp. nutmeg. Delicious!

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

I had two people ask me for the recipe the first time I made it! It was that good!

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

I found the batter very stiff and spreading the batter over the apples was difficult. I went over the recipe and not sure why the batter was so difficult.

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