Edwin is my coworker and he gave me this cake recipe. He said his grandmother would bake the cake and then freeze individual slices so she would have the cake for when company stopped by. It is SO GOOD! The cake is very moist and the sugar and apples caramelize to create a nice crust. It is delicious without an icing though Edwin says you can put a dollop of cool whip. I liked it plain and the entire cake was gone within a few hours at the office!
Edwin's Apple Cake
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup vegetable or canola oil
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
4 cups diced, peeled apples (about 3 large Granny Smith apples)
1 cup nuts
In a large bowl, cream sugar, vanilla, eggs and oil.
Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix into sugar mixture.
Stir in apples and nuts.
Bake in a 9 x 13 pan at 325 degrees for 40-50 minutes.