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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Apple Bread Cake with Raisins

This is a yummy cake that is, unfortunately, a little too grown up for my house. My children don't like cooked raisins, they don't like chunks of fruit in their cake. They get all whiny about desserts like this. So, I don't make them unless I have invited someone who can appreciate them. Which isn't very often. Hopefully your gang isn't so darned whiny.

Apple Bread Cake with Raisins

3 cups apples, peeled and chopped
½ cup water
1 cup brown sugar, packed, divided
2 cups sifted flour
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon
½ t allspice
1 cup oatmeal
½ cup seedless raisins
½ cup chopped pecans
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup melted shortening or oil

Preahet oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the chopped apples, water and 1/2 cup of the brown sugar.
Cook for about 5 minutes or until the apples are almost tender; cool.
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon,
allspice, oatmeal, raisins, and pecans;
stir in the cooled apple mixture, eggs, remaining brown sugar, and the oil.
Mix together until just moistened.
Bake in a 10-inch tube pan for about 40 minutes.
Cool for about 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
Serve the bread warm or cold.
The bread may be lightly frosted with a mixture of 1 cup powdered sugar
mixed with 2 or 3 teaspoons of warm water.


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