<>Apple Cake<>
<><>Betty Heiatt
<><>Betty and Forrest Heiatt were close dear friends.
<>Betty gave this to my mother years ago
and its been a family favorite for over 70 years

4 c    apples, coarsly chopped
2 c sugar                               ---mix apples and sugar together and let stand 1-2 hours)

2 eggs
1/2 c oil 
2 t    vanilla

2 C   sifted flour
1 c nuts, chopped (toasted walnuts work just fine)
1 c raisins 
2 t baking soda                         ( combine the dry ingredients with the raisins,
 2 t cinnamon                        nuts and orange rind before adding the eggs vanilla and oil.) 
1 t nutmeg
1 t grated orange rind
1 t salt

Pre-heat oven to 350

Mix all together in the usual way, after apples and sugar have been standing for 1 2 hours. Bake in a greased & floured pan at 350 until done. Approximately 1 hour.

    9/7/05 (It seems to me that one hour would be a lot for a 9 x 13 pan. Might be OK for a bundt.  I guess I"ll just have to bake one up and check it out. )