My entire family loves this cake and asks for it especially around birthdays and holidays. The most tedious task, of course are peeling the apples. It's worth every single bite! Wait until you pour the sauce over the cake....you'll want more than one piece!! Hope you enjoy! I've been making it for over 30 years!
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, stir together apples and sugar. Add dry ingredients; stir well. In separate bowl, beat eggs, oil, and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into apple mixture, blending until thoroughly moistened. Stir in pecans. Pour into greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Bake 50 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly pressed.
2Serve with warm Apple Dessert Sauce:
1 cup sugar
1/2 butter or margarine
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
Place all ingredients in saucepan; stir. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook 3 minutes. Serve warm.