Fresh Apple Cake

     1 c vegetable oil

     2 c sugar

     3 eggs

     3 c flour

     1 tsp baking soda

     2 tsp vanilla extract

     1 c chopped pecans

     3 c peeled and chopped apples

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9 x 13" pan.  Combine oil, sugar, and eggs.  Stir in flour and baking soda.  Add vanilla, pecans, and apples.  Spread in prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.  Cool for 2 hours.  Then prepare frosting.


     1/2 c butter

     1 c brown sugar, packed

     1/4 c evaporated milk

     1/2 tsp vanilla

Boil all ingredients in a small saucepan for 2 minutes.  Set pan in bowl filled with ice water.  Beat icing until of spreading consistency.  Spread over top of cake.