There is a tinge of fall in the air and having two birthdays to celebrate this past weekend I decided to pull out a recipe that has been sitting unused in my file box for almost 20 years. It has been sitting there, but not forgotten. I have been haunted by the memories of this wonderful apple goodness that was shared with us after a dinner with friends in Georgia, but never did anything about it. This weekend I did something about it.....and I baked this cake....but not just one! No, I decided to bake two of them and put one in the freezer for another time. Once I got started I wondered why I hadn't made it before...It was much easier than I thought. Oh, yum!! Just looking at the picture makes me want another piece, but alas, there is only the frozen cake remaining. I will control myself!
With fall quickly descending upon us and none too soon, in my family's opinion, I thought I would share this lovely recipe with you! If you decide to make this wonderfully rich and moist cake, please drop me a comment to let me know how you liked it.
Washington Apple Cake
2 cups sugar
1 cup cooking oil (I used olive oil)
2 cups all purpose flour
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts
4 cups thinly sliced pared tart apples (I used Granny Smith)
Beat eggs with a mixer until thick and light. (I mixed in my Bosch) Combine sugar and oil; pour into eggs with mixer on medium speed. Stir together flour, cinnamon, soda and salt; add to egg mixture with vanilla. Beat to mix. Stir in walnuts. Spread apples in a buttered 9 x 13 baking dish. Pour batter over apples, spreading to cover. (the batter will be thick) Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour. (I baked mine for about 45 minutes) Remove from oven and cool.
Make cream cheese icing. Soften an 8 ounce brick of cream cheese. Beat until fluffy. Beat in 1/4 cup melted butter; then beat in 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 t. lemon juice. Spread over cake. Cut into squares and serve.
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A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Proverbs 25:11