Apple Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 sticks butter, softened

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

3 medium apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 9x13 inch baking pan.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and cinnamon and set aside.

In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. With mixer on medium, drizzle in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add dry ingredients and mix until batter is smooth. Slowly beat in walnuts and apples just to combine. Spoon batter (it will be thick) into pan and smooth top with spatula. Bake 50-60 minutes until top is brown and sides pull away from pan. Let cool in pan 10 minutes and cut into squares to serve. Apple cake is delicious served warm with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or just a sprinkle of confectioner's sugar.

  Makes 8 large squares