A deliciously moist, delicately spiced, apple cake. Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
4 apples, cored, peeled and diced
1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 inch cake pan (I like to use a spring-form pan).
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, and beat. Add apples, nuts, vanilla, and stir with large spoon to combine.
Sift dry ingredients together, and mix with a spoon, into apple mixture (batter will be very thick). Spoon batter into pan (pressing down with the back of the spoon to make sure you spread evenly).
Bake until cake is lightly browned, about 45 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn out, or spring cake from pan. Sift powdered sugar over the top, and serve with fresh whipped cream.