Nina Osier’s Apple Cake
1 ½ cup flour
1 cup sugar
¾ cup oil
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt (I omit this)
½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
2 ccup thinly sliced, peeled apples
½ cup nuts (I like walnuts, but if you’re allergic use another kind; the cake really does need the nuts though)
Mix top ingredients first (no need to beat, just get everything well acquainted), then stir in the apples and the nuts. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan, and bake at 350-F or 177-c until cake tester comes out clean (about 45 minutes). No need for frosting, although I suppose you could drizzle it with a plain glaze or dust it with powdered sugar for a festive look.
Contributed by Nina Osier, author of Interphase and Second Chances... In an idyllic community on the coast of Maine, it's 1967. A widowed preacher is doing his best to bring up his two teen-agers, but his ideas about what ought to be "for the best" don't turn out as Bill Franklin expects, nor do his children.