3 cups all-purpose flour
1½ cups sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon Apple Pie Spice
2 large eggs
Pour oil into a deep skillet or Dutch oven to a depth of about 3 inches.
Heat to 375 degrees.
Sift flour, sugar, salt, and Apple Pie Spice into a large mixing bowl.
Place eggs in a separate bowl and beat them lightly.
Stir in milk and vanilla.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture. Add butter and beat with a mixer on low speed to moisten, about 1/2 minute.