3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1½ cups corn oil
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
1¼ cups pecans, chopped
4 cups apples, peeled and finely chopped (original recipe called for 2 cups)
½ teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
1½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
½ cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
Sift the flour, soda, and salt and set aside.
Beat together the oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla for 3 or 4 minutes.
Gradually add flour mixture to the egg mixture.
Stir in the chopped apples and pecans.
I did not take the time to finely chop my apples. You may want to.
Bake the apple cake for 1 hour and 20 minutes at 325 degrees.
My cake was ready in 1 hour 15 minutes.
Melt the butter and brown sugar for the Brown Sugar Topping.
Stir constantly cooking for 2 minutes.
Remove from the stove. Spoon over the warm cake.
Mix together the butter and brown sugar.
Cook this mixture over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes stirring constantly.