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Apple Walnut Cake

When Woman's Day was shooting a story for their February 2006 issue, they wanted me posed in the kitchen. How often does any mom just stand in the kitchen doing nothing? I felt like an idiot. I have never been idle in my kitchen and don't know any women who have been! So I grabbed a mixing bowl, cut up some apples and whipped together the Apple Walnut Cake you see here. It's a huge favorite of my family's. In fact, when my father-in-law comes to visit from Sweden, the first thing he does is search the kitchen for this cake. If it isn't there, he feels unwelcome! I bet anyone you bake this for will feel like they are very welcome in your home!

I love Junior League cookbooks and this recipe came from one from Atlanta!

  Apple Walnut Cake


2 cups sugar

3 cups flour

1 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 cups Wesson oil

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 cups chopped red apples (do not peel)

1 cup chopped nuts

Sift together dry ingredients; add oil, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in the apples and nuts. Grease, but do not flour a tube pan.  Bake at 350° for 1 hour.  Cool 10 minutes in pan and turn out on plate.  Serve with sweetened whipped cream.