Peel the apples. Nonna likes to leave some of the peel on the apple for a little extra color. Slice the apples and mix with cinnamon and 5 tbsp sugar. Set apart, this will be used later as the filling.
Grease a pan with butter and then dust with flour. I recommend using a rectangular cake pan about 2 1/2 inches deep.
Add 1/2 of the batter to the pan. Add the prepared apple slices neatly on top of the batter. Pour remaining batter over Apple Cake Filling.
Bake at 350° F for 45-50 min. Do not open the oven during the first 25 min. After 45 minutes test the cake with a knife, if it comes out clean the cake is ready. If not put it back in the oven and bake for a further 5 - 10 minutes.
Beautiful colors and inviting flavors will make this hearty side dish a keeper in your recipe box.
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