A pretty cake, moist and soft, topped with caramelised apple chunks...delicious with tea or even for breakfast on those days when you crave something cakey with your cup of tea or coffee in the morning. :)
If you want, you can use melted butter instead of oil, or better yet, mix quarter cup melted butter and quarter cup oil to get a nice buttery flavor as well as the ideal moist texture for your cake.
Preheat your oven to 170 C degrees. Grease the pan and dust it with flour.
Sift the flour in a large bowl, then add baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, orange juice, sugar and vanilla. Mix wet ingredients into the dry ones, then add eggs, one at a time. Mix with a wooden spoon or spatula, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure all ingredients are incorporated.
Pour the batter into prepared pan. Spread the apple chunks over it and push them in lightly so they stick into the batter (don't worry if the apples released some liquid, just add it all on the cake batter with the chunks, it will help caramelize the topping). Bake for about 1 hour, or until a tester comes out clean.