Apple Raisin Cake

APPLES AND RAISINS go extremely well together, as in this recipe for Apple Raisin Cake.


3-4 sweet-tart New England apples, cored and chopped (about 5 c)

1 c raisins

¾ c sugar

½ c pecans, chopped

⅓ c softened butter

2 t vanilla

1 egg, beaten

1 c flour

1 c whole wheat flour

2 t cinnamon

1 t baking soda

1 c milk

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter a 13×9 baking dish.

In large mixing bowl, combine apples with sugar, raisins, and pecans. Mix well and set aside for 30 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine flours, cinnamon, and baking soda.

Add milk to dry ingredients and stir to form thick batter. Add a little more milk if batter is too thick.

To apple mixture, add butter, vanilla, and egg.

Add batter to apple mixture a third at a time, stirring just enough to moisten.

Pour into prepared baking dish and bake 35-40 minutes, or until apples are soft and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes clean. Cool slightly before serving.