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This is my sister-in-law's recipe. She lives in Winchester, Va., apple country. The apple blossom festival is held there every spring.

Ingredients

2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups flour
3 cups chopped apples
2 cups coconut
1 cup nuts
1 cup dates, chopped
Glaze for cake:
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick margarine
1/4 cup milk

Instructions

Cream together sugar, eggs and oil. Add dry ingredients sifted together. Then add nuts, coconut, apples, dates and vanilla. Bake in greased, floured tube pan at 300 degrees for one and half hours. For glaze: Boil two minutes and pour over cake while still hot.

Joan Sager by Neva Hamilton
East Moline



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