Sunday, October 24, 2010


It was in 1963, when my then-husband and I joined a church, that I began discovering good food. As noted in some earlier blogs, my mom wasn't a very good cook nor a very adventuresome one so I just had no vision for what could be done with food. This particular church had lots of pot lucks and it was there that I started tasting really good food and collecting recipes, which the older ladies of the church were more than happy to share with me.

This recipe dates from that period. As far as I know it could have been a popular cake recipe making the rounds in magazines at that time, but for me, it was really the start of a love affair with sweet and gooey things. Since fall is apple time, and nut time too, I'm passing this old recipe on to you. It's easy to make and oh, so delicious to eat.

2 eggs
¾ C oil
2 C sugar
2 C flour
1 t soda
2 t cinnamon
¼ t salt
2 5 vanilla
4 medium apples, chopped in small chunks with skin on.
1 cup of chopped walnuts

Beat eggs until foamy. Add oil and sugar. Mix flour and dry ingredients. Add flour, apples & nuts. Stir until mixed. Dough will be stiff.

Bake in a 9x13 pan 1 hour at 350.


3 oz cream cheese, room temp
3 T butter or margarine, room temp
1 t vanilla
1-1/2 C powdered sugar

Mix and smooth on top of cake.

The rest is up to you. Eat and enjoy!

1 comment:

Olga said...

This sounds really good. I'll give it a try since I have lots of nuts and lots of apples.