This really does taste as good as it looks. With a few simple ingredients, you've got a great tasting cake. Another plus: this cake benefits by sitting a day. Which is a good fit for the way I like to make things: the day before I need it. I found this on Food52, one of my favorite recipe sites.
2 C unbleached all purpose flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C unsalted butter (at room temperature)
1/2 C sugar
1/3 C Honey
1/2 C almond milk (can use soy or regular milk)
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease an 8 inch springform pan. Peel, core, and slice the apples. With half of the apples, turn the slices, and chop three or four times, to get a large dice. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt until blended, set aside.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Add the sugar and honey and beat until fluffy. Add each egg, one at a time, mixing in between, then the vanilla. Scrape your bowl and beat again.
Finally, beat in the milk. Add the flour mixture, and beat until you get a smooth, creamy batter. Stir in the chopped apples, and spread into the prepared pan.
Arrange the apple slices, overlapping them slightly, in a circular pattern over the batter. Put the pan on the top rack of your preheated 350 degree oven for 40-50 minutes or when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry.Allow cake to cool. Now enjoy, with or without ice cream. This really is the perfect apple cake.