Spicy Apple Cake

1/3 c boiling water

2 cups finely chopped, peeled & cored apples

2 c all purpose flour

1 1/4 c sugar

1 1/4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp ground ginger

1/2 c vegetable oil

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla
 
Preheat oven to 350° & grease & flour a 9x13 pan.
Pour boiling water on apples in a large mixing bowl.  Add remaining ingredients & beat on low speed with an electric mixer, scraping the bowl occasionally, for two minutes.
Pour into pan and bake for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.