I hope you enjoy this Apple Cake this holiday season!
Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake (Pareve)
4 Granny Smith apples, medium-size, peeled
4 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup applesauce
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a 9-inch tube pan.
Quarter, core and slice peeled apples.
Sprinkle 4 teaspoons sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon over apples. Mix to coat.
In a medium-size bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In a mixer, lightly beat eggs. Add sugar and beat on medium speed until egg mixture is a pale yellow.
Add vegetable oil and applesauce and blend until incorporated.
Alternate adding the flour and orange juice to the batter, beginning with a third of the flour and then half of the orange juice.
Once all the flour and juice has been incorprated add the vanilla. Beat on medium-high speed for one minute.
Pour 1/4 of the batter into the tube pan and then arrange 1/3 of the apple slices on top of the batter.
Repeat the layers alternating between the batter and apples. You should have 3 layers of apples and 4 layers of batter (ending with the batter).
After removing from pan, cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.