(Delicious and Nutricious)
Butter and Flour a 9-inch cake pan.
Set oven to 350°
• ¾ Cup flour
• 1/3 Cup Quick Cooking Oatmeal – not instant
• 1 tsp Baking Powder
• Pinch of Salt
• 6 Tbs Unsalted Better – at room temperature
• ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
• 2 Eggs
• 1 ½ tsps. Vanilla Extract
• ¼ Cup Whole Milk
• 2 Medium Apples – Cortland, Baldwin, Mutsu work well, cored, peeled and thinly sliced
• 1 Tb Granulated Sugar mixed with 1/8 tsp Nutmeg – for sprinkling
• 3 – 4 Tbs Orange Marmalade
In a bowl, whisk the flour, oatmeal, baking powder and salt just enough to blend them and get them all combined well. With an electric mixes on medium speed, cream together the butter and ¾ cup granulated sugar until well blended. Beat in the eggs one at a time along with the vanilla.
With the mixer let on low speed, blend in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Pour the batter into the pan and smooth the top. Arrange the apple slices slightly overlapping in a circle around the edge of the cake. Press the slices lightly into the batter. Fill the center with the remaining apples, slightly overlapping in a circle. Sprinkle with the nutmeg sugar.
Bake for 50 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Meanwhile in a small pan, heat the marmalade until melted. Drizzle from a small spoon all over the top of the cake. This does not cover the entire cake. Great by itself but even better served with sweetened whipped cream or ice cream.