Preheat oven to 350F. Peel apples and dice, add sugar let stand 1 hour, stirring occasionally to make juice.
Sift flour with cinnamon, salt and soda. Stir in cream mixture small amounts at a time adding oil. Add apples, pecans, cherries, coconut and vanilla. Stir well by hand. Pour into a greased 9 inch tube pan. Toothpick should come out clean.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana