My mother had a lot of green tomatoes at the end of the season and I was looking for something to do with them. This sounded tempting. My 16-year-old nephew thought the cake looked good and asked what was in it. I told him to taste it then I would tell him. He tried it, liked it, then I told him. He was amazed. The original recipe called for 1 cup oil but I substituted applesauce for half the oil. The cake turned out very well. Delicious, moist, tasty.... truly wonderful cake.