Aunt Lillians Jewish Apple Cake

3 cups flour (Lillian likes King Arthur flour)

3 tsp baking powder

1.5 cups sugar plus 5 tbsps

4 large eggs

1 cup oil (Lillian likes 1/2 pound of sweet butter instead of oil)

2.5 tsps vanilla extract

1/2 cup orange juice

 5 apples, peeled, cored and chopped ( Lillian says 3 apples are plenty-granny smith)

2 tsps cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a 10″ tube pan. Combine the flour, baing powder and 1.5 cups sugar in a mixing bowl.  Add the eggs and wet ingredients.  Mins until the batter is smooth and free of lumps.  In a separate bowl, combine the remaining sugar, apples and cinnamon. Pour half of the batter into the pan and then layer with apples.  repeat.  Bake for 60 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Serves 12-14


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