This is a lovely fall dessert which is a lovely moist and dark cake.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
14
Yield:
1 -10 inch tube cake
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch tube pan.

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  • Place apples, water and 2 tablespoons of the sugar in a saucepan. Cook, covered, over medium heat until tender. Approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Remove apple mixture from heat and set aside.

  • In a large bowl cream the butter with the remaining 2-1/2 cups white sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the apple mixture (including the liquid).

  • Stir the all-purpose flour, wheat flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ground cloves together. Beat the flour mixture into the apple mixture until just thoroughly moistened. Stir in the raisins. Turn the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Let cake cool and turn out onto a rack.

Nutrition Facts

532 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 84g; fat 20.3g; cholesterol 101.1mg; sodium 372.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2005
WOW!! This cake is so great, you just have to try it! I did make one change...I didn't have ground cloves, so I added an extra tsp of cinnamon. This HUGE cake bakes to a very dark color and has a very moist texture. I made a simple glaze using milk and powdered suger which I drizzled over the top. PERFECT PERFECT...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! This one is definitely going into my permanent recipe box! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2002
I chose not to make this recipe because I didnt have the whole wheat flour. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2005
WOW!! This cake is so great, you just have to try it! I did make one change...I didn't have ground cloves, so I added an extra tsp of cinnamon. This HUGE cake bakes to a very dark color and has a very moist texture. I made a simple glaze using milk and powdered suger which I drizzled over the top. PERFECT PERFECT...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! This one is definitely going into my permanent recipe box! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2007
This cake is wonderful! Just the thing for a breakfast cake in place of muffins. I added cinnamon to the apples, used all brown sugar in the cake batter, switched the proportions of wheat to white flour. I baked it in a 9 x 13 glass cake dish, topped with oatmeal streusel, for 20 mins at 400 and turned the heat down to 325 for 55 mins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2003
This recipe is now a holiday favorite with my family and friends. I bake it in an angel food cake pan and it works great! In my opinion it serves more than 14. We eat it for breakfast as well as dessert. Very good!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2008
I made some alterations, it still tasted GREAT! (At first I thought, 'This looks like a lot of work.' And, 'What's a tube pan?' I didn't want to wait an hour and a half to be able to eat it so I made muffins with it & THAT only took about 26 minutes wait. ;) It really wasn't THAT much work & SURE WAS WORTH IT! (After consulting with my mother, we suspect a "tube pan" is like a bundt cake pan.) OH! PS 3/8 CUP = 6 TABLESPOONS . . . right? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2009
This was very good. I put cream cheese icing on the cake. I did use less butter and added some of my homemade apple sauce. A good recipe to use up some apples off of my tree. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2002
really yummy! Beautiful cake! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2005
I added an extra 1/2 tsp of the cinnamon nutmeg and cloves and I added a 1/2 tsp of allspice. I was afraid it would be too dry but it turned out really good. It wasn't a moist cake but it wasn't too dry either. The flavor is very good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2002
I chose not to make this recipe because I didnt have the whole wheat flour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2012
yum! and yes you do use MARGARINE IF: you are eating this dessert with a meat dish... KOSHER meals do not mix meat and dairy!!! and if you are vegan or lactose intolerant or you do not want to be 40 pounds overweight.. =) FYI i used palm oil shortening found at whole foods and my local co-op. no saturated trans fat nor animal fat from butter. it was delicious. Read More
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