This is not the apple cake I made this weekend -- it is the apple cake I made almost exactly one year ago. This past weekend I used the same recipe -- from Smitten Kitchen -- which is very awesome, but makes a huge cake. Much too big for the three of us. However, as I browsed through the comments, I saw that someone had halved the recipe and made it in a loaf pan. I tried it myself and it worked beautifully, plus the baking time was much reduced. I think I only baked it for about 1 hour. This year I used Liberty apples, and they worked wonderfully.