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       Title: Spiced Apple Cake
  Categories: Fruits, Cakes
       Yield: 8 Servings
       5 lg Mcintosh apples; peeled, cor
       2 c  Granulated sugar
       2 tb Granulated sugar
   2 1/4 ts Cinnamon; or to taste
     3/4 ts Nutmeg; freshly grated +/-
       3 c  Unbleached all purpose flour
       1 ts Salt
       1 tb Double acting baking powder
       2    Unsalted butter sticks; melt
       2 tb Unsalted butter; softened
       4 lg Eggs; beaten lightly
   2 1/2 ts Vanilla
     1/4 c  Fresh orange juice
     1/2 c  Light brown sugar; firmly
        1/4  cup           Walnuts (preferably black) -- finely chopped
   In a bowl combine the apples, 2 T. of the granulated sugar, 2 t. of the
   cinnamon, and 1/2 t. of the nutmeg and let the mixture stand for 20
   minutes. In a bowl whisk together the flour, remaining 2 cups granulated
   sugar, slat and baking powder and make a well in the center. Whisk in the
   melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and the orange juice and whisk the batter
   until it is combined well. Pour 1/3 of the batter into a buttered 13x9
   baking dish and spoon half the apple mixture over it. Pour half the
   remaining batter over the apple mixture, cover it with the remaining apple
   mixture, and cover the apple mixture with the remaining batter. In a small
   bowl combine well the brown sugar, walnuts, softened butter, remaining 1/4
   t. cinnamon and remaining 1/4 t. nut-meg., sprinkle the mixture over the
   batter, and bake the cake in the middle of a preheated 350 oven for 35 - 40
   min, or until golden and a tester comes out clean.