My husband, Jeff's, most favorite cake in the whole, wide world, is the Apple cake recipe his mother so generously passed down to me. One of his co-workers gave us a bag of apples recently from his orchard in Leona Valley, so I decided to mark off an item on my to do list this morning, surprise my husband (and his employees), and pass along this recipe to you. Enjoy!
Bonnie's Apple Cake
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 cup oil
2 cups flour
1tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
4-5 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced.
1 cup chopped walnuts
Beat eggs with a fork in a large bowl and add a dash of salt. Mix in sugar and oil. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla and mix well. Blend in apples and walnuts.
Put into a 9X12 pan (you don't need to grease it) and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Note: When the cake comes out of the oven it will have a delicious crusty top. If you'd like to keep the cake 'crusty', avoid covering it with foil or plastic wrap.