Fresh Apple Nut Cake
3 cups flour (I use 2 ½ cups unbleached and ½ cup whole wheat)
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups sugar
1 ¼ cups oil
3 cups pared, chopped apples
1 cup chopped nuts (I use pecans, but walnuts work well too)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together flour, salt, soda, and spices; set aside. Beat eggs, then gradually add sugar and beat in dry ingredients and oil. Stir in apples and nuts.
Put mixture into lightly greased tube pan and bake at 350 for 1 ½ hours (check when there's 15 minutes left just to be sure you don't overbake). Cool about 5-10 minutes in pan; remove and cool on wire rack.
This also tastes great warm. Just sayin'.