This recipe keeps well and freezes even better. My family and friends love it. Great for those parties when you need to take a dessert or just because you have a sweet tooth.
Washington Apple Cake
2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
4 cups thinly sliced apples
2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×13 inch pan. Spread apples evenly over the bottom of the pan.
2 Beat eggs with mixer until thick and light. Combine sugar and oil and add to eggs.
3 Stir together flour, cinnamon, soda and salt. Add to egg mixture and beat in. stir in nuts and vanilla. Batter will be very thick.
4 Spread batter over apples in the pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool. Spread with Cream Cheese Icing.
5 To make Cream Cheese Icing: Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in 1/4 cup melted butter, then beat in confectioners sugar and lemon juice. Spread over cooled cake. Refrigerate.