• 3 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced thin
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

A sweet treat that is also the perfect gift
Tales of the Dinner Belle
By Brenda Stanley
It’s no secret I love desserts. My website is full of sweet and decadent dishes to serve after a meal. But I also love sweets that are more versatile, like my Dutch apple pound cake. This moist and spongy treat is perfect for dessert, but it also is a wonderful addition to your morning coffee or afternoon tea. The apples are slid into the batter and are baked slow. This dish is delicious warm out of the oven or nice and cool with a cup of your favorite hot beverage. And if you want a great holiday gift for neighbors or hosts, wrap this up in foil with a bow and you’ve got a personal homemade present.
Belle’s Dutch Apple Pound Cake
3 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced thin
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, combine the 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Add the apple slices and toss to coat. Let stand for 1 hour. In another bowl, cream butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and beat until smooth. Pour batter into a greased 9 by 5 inch loaf pan. Push the apple slices vertically into batter. Place them close together. Bake at 300 degrees for an hour and a half or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.