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Adams County Apple Cake

 Adams County Apple Cake
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.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.