I grew up near a apple growing area famous for their Gravensteins which are wonderful in pies, cakes, cider, apple sauce and just juice. They have a very short season and don't travel well so unless you are lucky enough to live near a tree you will probably never taste one. But, you can buy applesauce and cider and juice made from this wonderful apple.My mother made this cake as long as I can remember. I think she found it in the Sebastopol newspaper and I make it exactly like she did...with Gravenstein apples. You have to believe me when I tell you how good it tastes. Because it is brown I just couldn't take a attractive picture of the cake. I just was too brown. I added a caramel glaze and that just made it shiny and brown. —dymnyno
What You'll Need
4 cups diced apples (about 7 apples ,peeled)
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup oil or butter
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix the diced apples with eggs. Then add sugar, cinnamon, oil, and nuts and cream. I have used both oil and I have used butter...both work.
Sift flour, soda, salt and mix into wet ingredients.
Pour into a 9 inch cast iron pan lined with parchment.and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. Check to see if the center is cooked with a knife or toothpick.