This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 1. Published here with her permission.
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(by Mitzie [Shade] Williams - friend)
3 large eggs
1 cup canola oil
2 cups white sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
4 cups sliced baking apples (Macintosh, granny smith, etc.)
1 cup of chopped nuts (optional)
1 1/2 TBSP butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar
In a mixer, combine eggs and canola oil and beat until fluffy. Add the sugar and beat. Add the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, 2 tsp. vanilla, salt and beat until smooth. Take bowl off of mixer and fold in apples and nuts (optional) using a spoon. Grease a 9 x 13 x 2 cake pan and pour the batter in the cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Cool. In a mixer, add powdered sugar, butter and 1/2 tsp. vanilla and beat until smooth. Spread the icing over the top of the cake.