ALMOND TOPPED CINNAMON APPLE CAKE

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Ingredients

2 medium red apples, peeled and thinly sliced
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Combine the sliced red apples with the 2 teaspoons cinnamon and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.

In a separate mixing bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. 3 minutes or so.

Add the eggs in slowly, one at a time, beating after each addition. Gradually add in half the flour, then the milk, then the rest of the flour, beating after each addition.

Butter and flour a springform pan. Pour half the batter in the prepared pan, layer all the apples evenly over the batter, and top with the remaining batter.

In a small bowl, combine the slivered almonds and the remaining ground cinnamon. Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the cake.

Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the cake is golden and the toothpick test comes out clean.

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