"Jewish" Apple Cake

5 large apples, unpeeled
2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups of sugar
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Core and slice apples in eighths. Place in a large bowl and sprinkle with the cinnamon and 5 tabls of sugar. Beat eggs and gradually add the remaining sugar (1 2/3 cups), oil, orange juice, and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Combine with the egg mixture. Add the apples to this mixture and stir well. Grease a tube pan really well. Pour in the batter distributing it evenly in the pan. Bake for aprox 1 1/2 hours until the top is golden brown, test with a toothpick and be sure it comes out clean. Let the cake sit for a few minutes then unmold.

This recipe was adapted from Joan Nathan's cookbook "The Jewish Holiday Kitchen". For more delicious recipes check out Jewish Cooking in America with Joan Nathan on line.