Anne's Apple Cake

This recipe was given to me by Debbie Spiegel who is every bit as yummy as the cake. I will interrogate Debbie about the identity and so on of Anne.

  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • dash of water
  • 2½ cups self-raising flour
  • 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and halved
  • ½ cup raisins
  • brown sugar
  • (Dutch) cinnamon
  • lemon juice
  • jam

Separate eggs and beat the whites until stiff. Cream together the yolks and sugar until creamy. Add oil, orange juice, water and sifted flour and beat well.

Fold the egg whites into creamed mixture.

Grease a large circular cake tin (mine is 28 cm diameter and 10 cm high) and dust with bread crumbs. Pour the batter into tin and set the apple halves on top flat side up. Sprinkle with lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins and blobs of jam.

Bake in 150°C oven (300°F) for 1¾-2 hours. The cake will have started to come away from the edge of the tin.


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