Recipe of the Day: Mama’s Fresh Apple Cake

 I am seriously considering making this cake this afternoon.  I will have to go get apples…but it would be so worth it.  This might be my very favorite cake of all time…and I do love cake!


4 cups apples chopped 

2 cups sugar

2 eggs separated

3/4 cup cooking oil

1 cup chopped pecans

2 cups flour

2 tsp soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

Pour sugar over apples and let stand.  Beat 2 egg whites until stiff.  Add egg yolks and stir.  Add cooking oil to egg mixture.  Beat well and let stand.  Mix together pecans, flour, soda, salt and cinnamon.  Pour egg mixture over apples.  Add dry ingredients.  Stir with wooden spoon.  Bake at 350 in greased and floured tube pan for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake tests done.

This cake is better the second or third day after baking!

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My aunt always made this cake and it’s a favorite of mine – not only because it’s delicious, but because of the memories of family celebrations. I think of this cake when I want down-home comfort food.