Elegantly Easy Apple Cake

Posted by: Tammii 10-01-99 5:26 PM

Elegantly Easy Apple Cake

3 cups peeled tart apples, sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
1 cup + 3 tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
4 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

In a bowl combine apples, 3 tablespoons sugar and 1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice. Let stand for 1 hour in refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 300 F. and grease a 9x5x3 loaf pan.

In another bowl; cream butter and remaining sugar. Add eggs 1 at a time, beat well after each addition. Add vanilla and remaining lemon juice. Combine flour and salt; add gradually to creamed mixture and beat till
smooth. Pour into loaf pan.

Drain apples and reserve liquid. Push apple slices gently into batter with back of a spoon, placing them close together.

Bake for 45-60 minutes or till toothpick inserted near middle comes out clean. Upon removing from oven drizzle remaining juices over cake. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack, remove from pan. Serve warm, topped with whipped topping, if desired.

Serves 10-12

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