Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine oil, sugar, eggs, and Brandy flavoring (or vanilla if using). Mix at medium speed until well blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture. On low speed mix in apples, coconut, and nuts.
Spoon batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. DO NOT OPEN OVEN DURING BAKING. Cool for 10 minutes in pan on wire rack. Invert onto rack to cool completely.