Awesome Apple Pie Bundt Cake

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I copied this recipe onto a piece of college-ruled notebook paper at a potluck many years ago. Whenever I have a few Granny Smith or Pippin apples left after making a pie, I leaf through my collection in search of this recipe. I renamed it, because the original title – Apple Cake – just doesn’t do it justice.


4 green apples

3 tablespoons cinnamon

½ cup sugar


Peel and slice the apples. Combine cinnamon and sugar, Sprinkle over apples and mix well. Let stand.


3 cups all purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1-2/3 cups sugar


Mix dry ingredients.


1 cup canola oil

4 eggs, beaten

½ cup orange juice

1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Mix wet ingredients. Combine with dry ingredients. Stir until blended.


Grease and flour a bundt pan. Spoon in half of the batter. Top with half of the apples. Repeat. Bake at 350° for 1-1/2 hours. 16 slices.