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Apple Cake #1

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Servings: 6
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

6    Apples; medium, tart
3  tablespoons  Sugar
3/4  cup  Sugar
1/2    Lemon, juiced and peel grat
1 1/2  cups  Flour, unbleached
1  tablespoon  Rum
1  tablespoon  Butter, to grease cake pan
3  tablespoons  Confectioners' sugar
2    Lemons; medium, juiced
3  tablespoons  Butter
2    Egg yolks; large, divided *
1  teaspoon  Baking powder
3/4  cup  Milk
2    Egg whites, large
1  teaspoon  Vegetable oil

* Do not put the egg yolks together as they will be used individually. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++ Peel apples, cut in half and core. Cut decorative lengthwise slits in apples, about 1/2-inch deep. Sprinkle with lemon juice and sugar. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar together. One at a time, beat in egg yolks. Gradually beat in lemon juice and grated peel. Sift baking powder and flour together. Gradually add to batter. Blend in milk and rum. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter. Generously grease a springform pan. Pour in batter and top with apple halves. Brush apples with oil. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

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