Apple Cake

1 3/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
4 - 5 large baking apples (sliced)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix all ingredients with a spoon. Bake in a 9 x 13 pan for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Sprinkle with powdered sugar once cool.