Preheat oven to 350. Then, in a stand mixer or bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Add margarine in with the dry ingredients, mixing with a pastry blender or flat beater attachment.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, water and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients, mix well and then pour batter into a greased or parchment lined baking pan (I used a round pie dish)
Peel and then thinly slice the apples. Arrange them in layers over the batter. The idea is to completely cover the batter with layers of apple. Then, top the apples with 1/4 cup of sugar and cinnamon (or apple pie spice) to taste. Then, Sprinkle sliced almonds (optional)
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes | Sift icing sugar over the cake once removed from the oven.
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