unlike myself, Mom followed the recipe to a T so i have copied the recipe below for convenience, but please visit the original bloggers to enjoy their comments as well.
Moistest Apple Cake Recipe
•1 1/4 cups sugar (DIVIDED 1 and 1/4 cups)- original recipe was 1 1/2 and 1/4 cups
•1/2 cup vegetable oil/butter
•1 tsp vanilla
•200 gm cream cheese
•2 large eggs (Food Tale used Egg Replacer)
•1 1/2 cup flour
•1 1/2 tsp baking powder
•1/4 tsp salt
•2 tsp cinnamon
•3 cups chopped peeled apples (Food Tale used red apples)***
***note...the original recipe called for Granny Smith so that's what Mom used. i think they made the cake. Grannies are always crisp, tart and reliable
1.preheat oven to 175 degree C and spray 9 inch spring-form pan with cooking spray (or lining with baking paper)
2.Beat 1 c sugar, oil/butter, vanilla and cream cheese until well blended. Add eggs 1 at a time and beat until blended after each. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add dry to creamed mixture and beat on low til blended.
3.Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon (to be honest you can use a little less). Combine 2TBSP of cinnamon mixture to apples and mix to coat. Stir apple mixture into batter. Pour batter (it is THICK) into a 9 inch spring form and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon mix.
4.Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until cake pulls away from pan at sides or a toothpick comes out clean. Don’t be afraid-it takes a long time to bake, maybe even longer than written. If it gets too brown cover it loosely with foil.
5.This is under dessert but it is the best breakfast ever. Make muffins too.