This cake reminds me of fall. About two years ago I discovered some persimmon trees in our property and this is one of the recipes that I came up with. It is so moist and delicious. Perfect with coffee or just a glass of milk.
In a bowl sift flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg ,baking soda and baking powder set aside. Wash and peel your apples set 2 apples aside dice the remaining apples into small size pieces. Slice the 2 apples in to slices and in a skillet add 1 tsp butter, apples and 1 tbs. sugar soften for about 5 minutes and put aside.
Grease your cake pan or spray it arrange the softened apples at the bottom of your pan evenly. In a mixer or in a large bowl add melted butter, sugar, eggs and persimmon pulp. Mix until well combined add orange zest and juice and lemon zest and juice mix again until well combined. Add dry ingredient a little at a time alternating milk and flour mixture mix in nuts and diced apples. Pour batter into the cake pan.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour or if you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Let cool 30 minutes and turn over on a cake platter. Enjoy right away. Not only is this cake beautiful to look at but delicious as well and cuts beautifully. I would check the cake around the 50 minute mark. When you are baking this cake it will smell amazing all through the house.