Friday, August 22, 2008

Spiced Apple Cake

3 green apples
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter melted
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp slat
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 Tbsp granulaed sugar mixed with 1 tsp ground cinnamon
powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 325 deg. F.  Butter an 8 inch round cake pan.  Core and thinly slice apples, leaving skin intact.  Whisk granulated sugar, butter, and egg, together in a bowl.  Stir in two- thirds of the apple slices.

Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt together.  Add to the egg mixture along with raisins, stirring until just blended.
Pour into prepared pan and smooth top.  Arrange remaining apples slices in a pattern on top, pressing them gently into batter.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Bake until golden and springy to touch about 50 minutes
let cake stand in pan for 10 minutes then turn out and let cool completely about 2 hours. 
dust with powdered sugar and cut into wedges to serve.

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