Teddy's Apple Cake

3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda

1 1/2 cups oil
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

3 cups peeled, cored and thickly sliced apples
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Butter and flour a nine-inch angel-food tube pan.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt, cinnamon and soda.
  3. Beat the oil and sugar together in electric mixer until well blended and smooth. [The original recipe said to have the mixer do this beating while you assemble all the other ingredients, but since I don't have a big mixer, I just wing it here.]
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla to the oil and sugar, and beat until the mixture is creamy.
  5. Stir the dry ingredients into the batter.
  6. Add the apples, walnuts, and raisins, and stir to blend.
  7. Turn the mixture into the angel-food pan. Bake one hour and 15 minutes or until done.
  8. Cool in the pan before turning out.
  9. Serve at room temperature. Good with vanilla ice cream!

Note: Original recipe called for Delicious apples. Pink Lady apples worked fine.

Last Modified: 03-Jan-2006
Source: New York Times Magazine, September 30, 1973, p. 74.
Contact: Nancy Shoemaker, shoemaker@acm.org
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