Mom's Fresh Apple Cake

This is the most requested recipe at Harrisdale Homestead B&B. It is so yummy and even healthy for a dessert. It is truly worth the extra time it takes to peel and chop apples fresh from the tree (or from your favorite grower or supermarket).

3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup {sugar}
1  egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon {vanilla}
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon {baking soda}
1/2 teaspoon {cinnamon}
1/2 teaspoon {nutmeg}
1/2 teaspoon {salt}
3 cups chopped apples
1/2 cup chopped pecans
 whipped cream, ice cream or vanilla sauce (optional)
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Mix together dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture; stir slightly. Stir in apples and nuts. Pour into greased 9-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Top with whipped cream, ice cream, or vanilla sauce, if desired.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 45 min

Servings: makes 1 9-inch cake

Recipe By: Iowa Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Association

From:  Discover Iowa
Used with permission of Iowa Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Association