Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins
My friend Robin's Aunt Mary, both of whose parents were born in Hungary, was a legendary cook. This is one of her cakes--a very moist and delightful cake.
- 2 1⁄2-3 cups apples, peeled, cored, chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon (or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon vanilla)
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
- Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
- Sprinkle apples with sugar and let stand.
- Mix beaten egg and butter.
- Sift in flour, soda, salt and cinnamon and mix very well.
- Fold into apples and make sure the apples are well and evenly coated.
- Mix in raisins and, if desired, nuts.
- Note: we use raisins which have been soaked in bourbon.
- Note 2: If using regular raisins, make sure you plump them in warm water or rum or the like, then drain before adding.
- Place in a buttered 8" x 8" square baking dish or in a buttered bundt pan and bake for about 50 minutes.
- Cool briefly on rack in pan; turn out of the pan and allow to cool to room temperature on a rack.
Yes! Kate this sure is a very moist and delightful tasty cake. I did top it with a streusel topping which gave this moist cake a nice crunch. I did use walnuts in the cake and added cardamom. Yum! Thanks!
A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. truly THE best apple cake ever and so easy. I am not a fan of raisins so I soaked some cranberries in bourbon instead, but other than that followed this recipe to a T and it was superb. Will most definitely make again.
I needed a recipe to use up some apples a neighbor had given me, and this looked easy. It *was* easy, and delicious!! I made it with only a very light sprinkle of cinnamon (hubby doesn't like it much) and added some freshly grated nutmeg. I also topped it with streusel, which put it over the top. The true test, though, was that hubby loved it too... thanks for the yummy, EASY recipe!