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Apple Honey Cake II (P, TNT)
Source: "The Food Processor Bible," by Norene Gilletz
Yield: 1 12-cup fluted tube pan cake (15 servings, freezes well)

3-1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
2 medium apples, peeled and cut in chunks
3 eggs plus 2 egg whites (or 4 eggs)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup liquid honey
3/4 cup cold tea
1/4 cup brandy

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Steel Blade: Process flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger for 10 seconds, until blended. Transfer to large mixing bowl. Process apples until finely minced, 8 to 10 seconds. Measure 1 cup firmly packed and set aside.

Process eggs (and egg whites), sugar, oil and honey for 2 to 3 minutes, until light. Do not insert pusher in feed tube. Add dry ingredients to batter alternately with tea and brandy. Process with quick on/off pulses, just until blended. Do not overprocess. Add apples and pulse just until mixed.

Pour batter into sprayed 12-cup fluted tube pan. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, until cake tests done. A wooden skewer inserted into the center should come out dry. If necessary, cover top of cake with foil to prevent overbrowning. Let cake cool in pan for 20 minutes. Carefully loosen with a flexible spatula; invert cake onto a serving plate.

Poster's Notes:
So I've e-mailed Norene to let her know because I realize that time is short for those of you who want to make it for this Rosh Hashanah.

But if you don't already have one of her books, I highly recommend that you get one for yourself, and keep it in mind for Chanukah gifts, engagement gifts, and for your kids going out on their own. When my girls left home, their request for an apartment-warming gift was an authentic Cuisinart like mine, and Norene's Pleasures of Your Processor - and this was long before this group existed and we got to know cyber-Norene. Now they have the new one as well - that's where this recipe comes from.

Norene's Note: If you don't have a large processor, add beaten egg mixture to dry ingredients in mixing bowl alternately with tea and brandy. Mix with a wooden spoon until blended, about 45 seconds. Stir in apples.

My Note: I used 3 apples, and added about a quarter cup of the tea when processing them, because they looked a little too coarse. I used the processor for the whole thing, but the batter came right to the top, so I'll do the next one as per the note at end.

Posted by Sylvia Allen, Z'L

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A