Mom’s Apple Pecan Cake

¾ cups cooking oil
2 eggs
1½ cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 dash sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups unpeeled chopped apple
1 cup Pecan Valley Pecan Pieces
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ pounds powdered sugar1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. In a large mixing bowl mix sugar and oil. Add eggs and then, beat until fluffy.
3. Sift flour, baking soda and salt together; and add to sugar, oil and egg mixture. Blend in vanilla.
4. Fold in pecans and chopped apples. Pour into a well greased and floured loaf pan.
5. Bake in a preheated oven for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
6. Icing: In a large mixing bowl soften butter and blend with powdered sugar. Add vanilla. Use cream to blend to a spread able consistency. Spread on cake.

Note: For holiday gift giving, bake in four miniature loaf pans, wrap in plastic wrap and tie with a bow.

This is nice with a cup of hot tea.

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