Yummy, sticky, cinnamon apple cake! This is another German wonder I just love! You just can't get enough of it!
4 cups sliced and peeled apple (I used Honey Crisp Apples, but any hard, crunchy apple would work)
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
To prepare the apples, peel and core about 4 apples. Slice them into about 1/4 inch thick slices and place them into a large bowl. Pour the sugar over the apples and give them a quick toss with your hands and then add the lemon juice. Let the apples and the sugar hang out for about 30-45 minutes. This process with soften the apples and the sugar will become liquid.
Add the vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla to the apple mixture and stir together with a spoon.
In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves. Mix together until the baking soda and spices are evenly distributed through the dry ingredients mixture.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and combine with a spoon carefully until the dry mixture is just incorporated.
Spray a *9×9 baking dish with baking spray. Transfer the batter into the baking dish and bake in a preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until a knife can be inserted in the center and comes out clean.
Serve with freshly whipped cream.
*I made 4 mini-loaves and they cooked 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. I cooled them, then wrapped with plastic wrap and froze in zip-top freezer bags.
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