Fresh Apple Cake

by Lola D. Coston

3 cups. plain flour
2 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups. brown sugar, packed
1½ cup. vegetable oil
3 large eggs
4 cups. apples (Golden Delicious is my choice), chopped
1 cups pecans or walnuts, chopped
2 tsp. vanilla

Glaze:

1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Flour tube pan. Combine flour, cinnamon, soda and salt; set aside. Beat sugar, oil and eggs in a large bowl. Add flour mixture. Stir in apples, nuts and vanilla. Pour batter into a tube pan and bake for 55 minutes. While cake is cooling (10 minutes), make glaze.

Glaze: Bring sugar, milk and butter to a boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Spoon over cake while hot.