- For the apples:
- 1 1/2 pounds Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- For the batter:
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cups vegetable oil
- 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
Special equipment: Bundt pan
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly whisk the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Add the oil, melted butter, sugar, vanilla and water and whisk until smooth. In a separate mixing bowl combine the flour, salt, and the baking powder. Use a whisk to mix the dry ingredients together. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the wet mixture and stir just until incorporated. Do not overmix.
Generously grease and lightly flour a Bundt pan. Pour 1/4 of the batter into the pan, and then arrange a 1/3 of the apples around the top of the batter. Make 2 more layers of apples, smoothing the batter over them after each addition. Top off with the last of the batter and smooth.
Bake about 1 hour 10 minutes, until risen, the top is nicely browned, and a sharp knife inserted in the middle of the cake comes out dry. Let cool in the pan until the cake starts to release from the sides before unmolding.
Recipe courtesy Dave Lieberman