(From “All Around Pig Tail’s Pork” Barbeque Team, winners of the Dessert category in the Death’s Door BBQ competition on August 24, 2013)
2 cups sugar
1 cup cooking oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts
4 cups thinly sliced pared tart apples (5 medium)
Beat eggs with a mixer until thick and light. Combine sugar and oil. Pour into eggs with mixer on medium speed. Stir together flour, cinnamon, soda and salt. Add to egg mixture with vanilla. Beat to mix. Stir in walnuts. Spread apples in a buttered 13x9x2-inch pan. Pour batter over apples, spreading to cover. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool. Spread with Cream Cheese Icing.
Cream Cheese Icing: Soften 2 3-ounce packages of cream cheese. Beat until fluffy. Beat in 3/8 cup melted butter. Then beat in 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Spread over cooled cake. Refrigerate. 12-15 servings.