Food for New Year's: Apple Cake

Don't forget dessert at your party. Everyone will love this apple cake.

apple cake on glass stand

Whether the New Year has them feeling seasonally depressed or newly resolute, all guests can agree on apple cake.


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Although often thought of as a fall dessert, apple cake is good for celebrating the New Year too; think of it as sharing the last of the old year’s harvest bounty. Or maybe you need no more justification than that it will satisfy your sweet tooth and those of your guests.

4 cups peeled, finely diced apples
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup chopped nuts
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Optional: 1 cup raisins

See "New Year's Menu" for more recipes.