After making applesauce yesterday I still had some apples left. I decided to use some of the apples and make my Aunt Cathleen’s Fresh Apple Cake. My aunt shared this recipe years ago and it has been a family favorite ever since! It is delicious anytime of the year but especially good in the fall when the apples are fresh. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!Fresh Apple Cake 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup wheat germ 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 cups brown sugar 3/4 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs beaten 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup walnuts, chopped 4 cups coarsely chopped unpeeled apples
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, wheat germ, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and brown sugar in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. It is often easier to use your hands to mix everything together as the mixture is quite stiff. Lightly grease a tube pan. Scrap mixture into the tube pan and bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours.