Smith Island Apple Cake

4 large, peeled apples
cinnamon & sugar (2 tsp. cinnamon to 1 Tb. sugar)
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil (or one cup butter)
3 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
½ t. salt
½ cup orange juice
1 Tb. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a tube pan or a springform cake pan.

Peel, core and slice the apples. Put in a bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl and add the eggs one at a time, beating well. Sift together dry ingredients and mix into batter. Add orange juice and vanilla. Pour a third of the batter into pan. Layer with one-half of the apples. Repeat for one more layer.

Bake for 1 1/2 hours until a tester comes out clean.

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