I am always looking for relatively simple recipes that use up a lot of apples at one time. The recipe I made today fits both those requirements.
* 3 large eggs
* 2 cups sugar
* 1 cup oil (I used olive oil.)
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
* 4 cups peeled and chopped apple
* 1 cup chopped pecans
Beat the eggs at medium speed with an electric mixer until thick and pale. Gradually add sugar, beating until blended. Add oil and vanilla; beat at low speed until blended. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to beaten mixture, stirring until blended. Stir in apple and pecans. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube or bundt pan. Bake at 350º for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack.
Source: Southern Living 1992.
|Just a little mess!|
|Ready to go in the oven.|
|A long baking time - 1-3/4 hours!|
|Cooling on a wire rack.|
|A simple dusting with powdered sugar.|