Happy new year! Happy fall!
1. 3 cups sugar
2. 2 t baking soda
3. 1 ½ t cinnamon
4. 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
5. ¾ cup vegetable oil
6. 3 large eggs
7. 1 ½ t vanilla
8. 4 large Granny Smith apples
9. 1 ½ cups walnuts
10. 3 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 300 degrees and butter a 13x9x2 inch glass baking dish.
Into a large bowl, sift together sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and whisk in oil, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
Peel and core apples and slice about ¼ inch thick (makes about 6 cups). Coarsely chop walnuts. Add apples and walnuts to batter and stir until coasted well. Stir in flour just until combined well and spread batter evenly in baking dish.
Bake cake in middle of oven for 1 hour and 40 – 50 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool completely in baking dish on a rack.
Cut cake into squares and serve at room temperature with ice cream or whipped cream.
Cake keeps, wrapped in plastic wrap and chilled, one week.