Heat oven to 350'. I like to use the convection setting if it is available. Combine sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla and stir well. Fold sifted flours, salt and baking soda into the above mixture. Stir in apples until all the ingredients are well combined.
Pour the mixture into a well greased with olive oil oven proof serving dish. The cake can be difficult to remove so I like to bake it in a dish that is attractive to serve out of.
Bake for 40 minutes or until the center of the cake doesn't jiggle and the edges are well browned.
Whip the whipping cream while the cake is baking and keep refrigerated until ready to serve it with the Apple Cake.