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Rita’s Apple Cake

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Apples can be found in supermarket produce sections year-round, but in these parts, the fall is considered the fruit’s prime season. Just grabbing one of those apples of choice out of the refrigerator might not be enough to satisfy one’s appetite. Those looking for something a little more filling and tasty might want to give Rita Komarnicki’s Apple Cake a try.

What could be bad? This dessert includes a combination of taste-bud-friendly ingredients that likely will invigorate that sweet tooth. The residents of the 1400 block of Castle Avenue recommends her offering for the non-pumpkin enthusiasts out there.

Ingredients:

3 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 cups and 2 tablespoons of sugar
1 cup of vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup of orange juice, plus more for the glaze
2 teaspoons vanilla
21-ounce can of apple pie filling
1 cup of powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, 2 cups of sugar, oil, orange juice and vanilla. Mix well and add the filling.

Grease and flour a tube or bundt pan and cover the sides and bottom of the pan with the 2 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon. Pour the mixture in and bake for one hour.

Add the orange juice to the remaining powdered sugar until it reaches the desired consistency for the glaze. Drizzle on top of a cooled cake.

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1. Neenala said... on Dec 1, 2012 at 08:51PM

“The directions don't mention when to put the eggs in & in the glaze directions suggest that the confectioners sugar is used elsewhere in the recipe, it says "remaining" ?? Aside from some minor confusion I thought it was very good except that I used a bundt pan and it burnt on the bottom, I should have takin it out sooner. I will definitely make it again & try not to burn it next time.”

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