Apple Pie Cake


8 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
3 tablespoons cinnamon- sugar mixture(2 1/2 T. sugar + 1/2 t. cinnamon)
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable or canola oil
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 1/2 to 10-inch springform pan with nonstick spray. Line the bottom with a round of parchment paper and then spray again.

2. Layer the apple slices in the pan until they come about 2/3 of the way up the side. Sprinkle half the cinnamon-sugar over the apples.

3. Prepare the batter by beating the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the oil and the vanilla and beat well, then stir in the flour. Pour the batter on top of the apples, and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar. Tap the pan on the counter a few times to allow the batter to sink down and around the apples.

4. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool *completely* in the pan. If you try to remove the cake from the pan while it is still warm, it will tend to break apart. Serve slices with ice cream.
Warm individual slices in the microwave.