Adapted from a recipe from foodie friend, Lori
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
3 cups apple chunks, peeled and cored (I used a mixture of golden delicious, granny smith and Jonagold)
1 cup nuts, optional
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup cream
Preheat oven to 300º. Grease and flour tube or Bundt pan. Set aside.
Combine oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and stir to combine. Add apples and nuts, if using. The batter is very thick. Stir carefully.
Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Even out top with spatula or knife. Bake 1 1/2 hours. Cool 5 minutes, then remove to serving plate.
Melt brown sugar and butter over low heat. Stir in vanilla and cream and cook till thick, stirring occasionally. Spoon over slices of cake.