Fresh Apple Cake
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
2 cups finely chopped raw apple (unpeeled)
powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350. Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until it is creamy. Add the sugar and beat until well blended. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, and mix them into the butter-sugar mixture. Beat until smooth and blended, the mixture will be very stiff. Add the apple and mix well.
Spread evenly in the pan. Bake for about 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. I had to bake mine for the full 45 minutes, so make sure it is done. Dust with powdered sugar if desired, and serve warm or cool.
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