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Title: Apple Cake
Categories: Dessert Cake German
Yield: 6 Servings

6 Apples, Medium, Tart
2 Lemons, Medium, Juiced
2 Egg Yolks, Large, Divided *
1/2 Lemon Juiced, Peel Grated
1tsBaking Powder
1 1/2cFlour, Unbleached
2 Egg Whites, Large
1tbButter, To Grease Cake Pan
1tsVegetable Oil
3tbConfectioners' Sugar

* Do not put the egg yolks together as they will be used individually. ~------------------------------------------------------------------------- Peel apples, cut in half and core. Cut decorative lengthwise slits in apples, about 1/2-inch deep. Sprinkle with lemon juice and sugar. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar together. One at a time, beat in egg yolks. Gradually beat in lemon juice and grated peel. Sift baking powder and flour together. Gradually add to batter. Blend in milk and rum. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter. Generously grease a springform pan. Pour in batter and top with apple halves. Brush apples with oil. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 35-40 minutes. Remove from pan and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.