My sweet Mom, Linda Jackson shared this recipe with me as this was her mother’s.  My Grandmother Harmon was known for her cakes and she would make dozens of these every fall.  People used to order all types of cakes from her.  Oh how I wish she were still here to enjoy a cup of coffee and piece of cake with us today.  

  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 well beaten eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups chopped apples
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Combine cooking oil and sugar.  Add eggs and measure and sift together dry ingredients.  Add to first mixture.  Add vanilla and chopped apples and nuts.  Pour into greased tube pan. (I coat my greased pan with a dusting of sugar).  Bake at 350 for 55 to 60 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.  Note: This cake is delicious but is best made a couple of days ahead of serving in order for flavors to blend.  Mom said that Grandmother did not put a glaze on her cakes, but you could certainly make a powdered sugar and apple juice glaze to compliment this!  (Or even a bit of orange juice and powdered sugar would be good!)