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Italian Grandmother's Apple Cake

Another apple cake?

I can see you rolling your eyes.

But I promise, this one is a beauty (I say that about all my children....I mean cakes).
I always make an apple dessert for my Thanksgiving dessert cart, don't you?

I guess they call it an "Italian" cake because it uses olive oil.

I used Greek olive oil, so that makes it a "Greek Grandmother's Cake". ;)

After 10 years here, you had better be baking cakes with olive oil by now.

So much easier than creaming butter into the batter, and the oil imparts a richness and earthiness to the cakes that I love.

This cake is pretty perfect.

If you google "Mediterranean Apple Cake", many recipes come up using olive oil and apples.......I think this one is pretty perfect.

Here's the recipe:

3 medium Gala, Empire or Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into chunks
fresh lemon juice
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
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