The cake always was on the too sweet side for me but boy did it bring back those childhood memories. I adapted it a little and cut way back on some of the sugar. Added whipped cream to the top.
As good as it was, it's like seeing an old sitcom from the 60's and once more was enough, I really grew out of this one, do you remember anything like that from your childhood?
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Apple Cake From Scratch:
1 1/2 cups canola oil
2 1/2 cups chopped apples (I use McIntosh)
2 cups sugar (originally calls for 2 1/2 cups and I cut it to 2 cups)
2 teaspoons vanilla
optional: 1 cup chopped pecans (I never add nuts since the kids aren't fond of them)
Grease a 13 x 9 deep cake pan.
Mix the oil, eggs, vanilla and sugar together. Add the flour then the apples. Pour into pan. Pat it down evenly with a spatula.
Bake for 1 hour on 350 degrees preheated oven. Make the caramel below. Poke holes in the cake.
1- 1/2 sticks of butter
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons whole milk or heavy cream
Place in a small saucepan and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Pour over hot cake.
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.