Aunt Ruthie’s Apple Coffee Cake is perfect for breakfast, dessert or a mid-morning snack with a cup of tea or coffee. It has all of the apple pie flavor with no crust to roll out.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a large bundt pan with non-stick spray.
Combine apple pieces, 5 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon in a colander in the sink. Set aside to drain.
Sift flour, baking soda, the rest of the sugar, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour in oil, eggs, orange juice and vanilla. Beat with a wooden spoon until well-blended.
Spoon 1/3 of batter into a greased 9" or 10" tube or bundt pan. Place a ring of the apple mixture over batter, being careful not to let the apples touch the side of the pan. Cover completely with 1/3 of batter. Add balance of apples to pan, and spoon remaining batter over them.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 and 1/4 hours. Allow cake to cool in pan completely before unmolding.