Combine apples and sugar. Mix well. Add oil, nuts, eggs, and vanilla and blend. In a separate bowl, blend together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Add to apple mixture and blend.
Pour into greased and floured 9×13 baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Check after 30 minutes.
Note: I made this in a Bundt pan. To make it a little fancier, slice 1/2 of of your apples instead of dicing. Don’t put the sliced apple into the cake, instead place the slices and a sprinkle of the walnuts in the bottom of the pan. Then pour the batter on top. Bake. When cool, invert onto a serving plate.
Best when eaten soon. Cover very loosely for storage as it can get soggy quickly. Freezes well.