My grandma (Obachan) came to the US in 1954. My grandmother was a war bride of a small town boy from Springfield, Missouri. She was the first Japanese woman to live in the community…. not exactly a good time to be of Asian decent. My grandmother adapted her graceful Japanese style with her new small town American life. When she arrived she could barely speak or write english, but that was not going to stop her. I think I get my perseverance from her!
One of many things she was left to figure out was how to cook for her new meat and potato husband. There are few things she does not do without utter perfection, but cooking American cuisine is not her strong point. Tomato sauce is pretty much a ketchup base mess and she puts hot dogs in everything! Luckily my grandfather thinks Golden Coral is 5 star restaurant and peanuts are caviar. There is one dish she has mastered… that is beyond amazing!! This Apple Walnut cake must have been the glue to keep them together for so long. This month they celebrate 58 years of marriage.
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine in a bowl with love:
1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1 1/2 cup sugar, 3 eggs,
2 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 cup chop walnut,
3 cups apples cubed, 3 cup flour,
2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt and mix.
Next fold lovingly in apples and walnuts into batter.
Add mixture and spread out evenly.
Place oven for 1 hour.
While the cake is cooking call a loved one.
Place on serving platter.
Take a toothpick and poke holes in the top of the cake.
Now for the love sauce….
1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup of cream.
Heat until the ingredients are combined into a creamy glaze.
Pour the gooey yum over the top of cake.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup of Happy Hemp over the top.
Let set for 15 minutes.
Enjoy a warm slice of cake with the one you love.