Apple Cake

1 c. canola or vegetable oil
2 c. sugar
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t salt
2 t. ground cinnamon
1 t. ground nutmeg
1 t vanilla extract
4 c peeled and grated apples--granny smith or other cooking apple

1 8-oz pkg cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick butter, softened
4 1/2 c. (about 1 (lb)
2 t. vanilla extract
1 c. toasted pecans

Combine oil and sugar together in a bowl; beat in eggs.  Sift all dry ingredients together and then add to egg mixture.  Fold in vanilla and apples.  Pour into a greased 9 x 13-inch pan.  Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hours; set aside to cool.

For the frosting, combine cream cheese and butter in a large bowl using mixer.  Gradually add the powdered sugar; beat until smooth and then add vanilla.  Frost the cooled cake and then sprinkle pecans over top.  Makes 12 to 15 servings.


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