A neighbor brought these over as a thank-you gift when we helped them shovel out last winter. We all enjoyed them very much. Original recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups sugar but cut back on it since we use it for a coffeecake.
- Combine sugar and eggs.
- Stir in oil and vanilla.
- Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and add to sugar mixture, stirring to combine.
- Stir in apples and walnuts.
- Spread evenly in an ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
- Bake at 375°F for 45-50 minutes.
These didn't turn out like i expected them to. i followed the recipe exactly, but it still turned out to be very dry.
I was excited to make this being as though I have a lot of extra apples on hand and it seemed fairly easy. I did not like the floury taste that resulted as a lack of spice and flavor. Maybe next time I will add pumpkin, more spice, or something else. I even added a "strudel" topping and it still tasted like apple flour.
Yum! Tastes a lot more complex and decadent than expected. I used Splenda and halved the oil content and substituted it with a 1/2 cup of chunky applesauce, to cut down on the fat. I baked it in a large cast-iron skillet and it came out wonderfully. I'll be making this one often, it's the best coffee cake I've had so far.