Saturday, March 7, 2009

Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

2 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
4 cups peeled and diced apples
Optional: 1 c. chopped walnuts

1 (3 oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
3 Tbls. butter, softened
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 confectioner's sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 " baking pan. Set aside.

For the cake, in a large bowl beat the eggs until light and fluffy. Gradually add the sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. (The batter will be stiff.) Stir in the apples and walnuts. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 40 minutes. Cool in the pan 15 minutes. Remove from the pan and place on a serving plate.

For the icing, combine the cream cheese, butter, salt, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Frost the cooled cake.


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