Fresh Apple Cake
1 1/2 cups cooking oil
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs, well beaten
3 cups chopped tart apples
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F, then assemble the ingredients that you will need.
This cake uses very standard ingredients that are pantry staples. The only thing that I have changed about the recipe is that I added the nuts. The original recipe did not call for walnuts. I think apples and walnuts just belong together, so I always add nuts to my cake, but you can make them optional if you choose.
The recipe calls for tart apples. Any variety of tart apple that you like is fine for this recipe.
Today I am using Granny Smith apples. This variety is also great for baking apple pies.
Peel the apples . . .
. . . and chop enough for 3 cups.
If the apples are large, it may only take 2 apples to make 3 cups of chopped apples.
Next, we'll start mixing the ingredients. In a large bowl, combine oil, sugar, and vanilla extract.
Then add 2 well beaten eggs to the mixture. Stir to combine.
Blend the diced apples into the mixture.
In a separate bowl . . .
. . . sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
Add the flour mixture to the apple mixture.
Stir until flour is well blended.
Chop enough walnuts to make 1 cup.
Remove from the oven; cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 10 minutes, then invert pan over cake plate to remove cake from pan.
Allow to cool, then slice and serve. This is moist, delicious cake. If your family likes apples, this is one to try.