3-4 very ripe Red Delicious apples, peeled and cored
1 cup all-purpose, unbleached flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs, plus one yolk
¾ cup granulated sugar
zest of one orange
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp golden brown sugar
powdered sugar, for topping
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9-inch round springform pan.
Place apples in a food processor and pulse apples but ensuring there are still chunks. You should have about 3 cups of apple puree. Set aside.
Mix flour and baking powder in a bowl. Set aside.
In another bowl mix eggs, sugar, and beat on medium until incorporated.
On low speed add orange zest and vanilla, increase speed until the eggs are foamy and light-yellow in color. Reduce speed to low and gradually add the olive oil in a steady stream. Add the apples and mix until combined.
Add the flour mixture a little t a time until all ingedients are incorprated.
Pour into a springform pan.
Top with brown sugar.
Bake for 1 hour, then cool.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.