For old fashioned Apple cakes, peach cakes, pear cakes, cherry cakes. All with heavy fruit, heavy batter, I like to use a spring pan.
Basic dough recipe:
First peel, slice your fruit, 4 cups. Add 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar. Set aside.
In another bowl, beat 1 stick butter, 6oz cream cheese. Add 1 cup sugar, beat. Add 2 eggs beat. Add 1 tsp vanilla. Mix in seperate bowl 2 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt. Add that to butter mix. Fold in your fruit. Pour into springform pan which has been buttered, floured. Bake 350 about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 min. Let cool. Great.