3 cups grated tart apples
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
Combine the above ingredients and let stand for a few minutes.
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Combine the above three ingredients; set aside.
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup canola oil
1 cup chopped English walnuts
Add the eggs and oil to the apple mixture and combine. Add the flour mixture and the walnuts, mixing together well.
Pour the batter evenly divided between 2 9-inch well greased round cake pans. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool in pan on a wire rack 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on the wire rack.
Make Cream Cheese Frosting:
4-oz cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 lb confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup chopped English walnuts for garnish
Beat the softened cream cheese and butter together until creamy. Add the vanilla; mix in. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar until of spreading consistency.
Use frosting to fill between the layers and frost top and sides. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the top.