Another simple Mennonite / Amish cake.
Most of us have these ingredients in our pantry so it can be a last minute dessert at short notice.
1 1/2 C sugar
1/2 C butter, room temperature
3 eggs, separated
2 1/2 C flour
1 C chopped pecans
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 C whole milk
a pinch of salt
Cream sugar and butter with a hand mixer until light and creamy
Beat in egg yolks until smooth.
Add to butter/sugar mixture gradually beating, alternating with milk.
Fold in pecans by hand
In a separate bowl:
beat egg whites until stiff and fold into the cake mixture by hand.
Pour the batter into a loaf pan greased with my Pan Release Mixture, found on the blog under, Tips, Hints and More. ( for a perfectly released cake)
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Serve sliced topped with powdered sugar, vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Peace in the Kitchen!