Dissolve sugar in 1/3 cups of water in saucepan and boil 1 min. Cool Slightly. Mix thoroughly dry ingred. except raisins using a large bowl. Warm oil slightly, add 1 t. of vanilla. Mix warm syrup and remaining vanilla. Mix altogether except raisins. Put into 2 greased rather shallow pans and spread evenly. Bake 200 degrees stirring from time to time, around 2 hrs. Than add the raisins.