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Ingredients

3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups chopped peeled tart apples
3/4 cup chopped pecans
Frosting:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add to egg mixture and mix well. Fold in apples and nuts. Pour into a greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter. Add confectioners sugar, beating until smooth. Spread over cake. Refrigerate leftovers.

Dorothy Johnson
Geneseo



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