Fresh Apple Cake

1/2 cup butter

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 cups self rising flour

1 teas soda

3/4 teas salt

1/2 teas nutmeg

1/2 teas cinnamon

1/4 teas allspice

1/4 teas cloves

1 1/2 cups chopped nuts

4 cups finely chopped apples

 

CAKE: Cream butter and sugar. Add egs and beat until smooth. Sift dry ingredients and spices and add to egg mixture.  This mixture will seem dry, but the apples make it moist as it bakes. Bake in a greased 9 x 13-inch pan at 325 F. for approximately 45 minutes.

Topping:

1 cup sugar

1 stick butter

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

TOPPING: Combine all the topping ingredients in a saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Spread over warm cake in the pan.