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Caramel-Apple-Raisin Cake

Enjoy this caramel glazed cake with apples and raisins in it that’s perfect for a dessert.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

CAKE

2 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking powder
4
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
3/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups sugar
3/4
cup shortening
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
2
eggs
1
cup milk
2
Granny Smith apples, peeled, chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
1/2
cup raisins

GLAZE

1
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2
cup whipping cream
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour 13x9-inch pan. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt; mix well.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine sugar, shortening and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately add dry ingredients and milk to shortening mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Stir in apples and raisins. Pour and spread batter into greased and floured pan.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine brown sugar and cream. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Cool 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour glaze over cake; spread evenly. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour 13x9-inch pan. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt; mix well.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine sugar, shortening and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately add dry ingredients and milk to shortening mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Stir in apples and raisins. Pour and spread batter into greased and floured pan.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine brown sugar and cream. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Cool 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour glaze over cake; spread evenly. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

A tart apple, such as Granny Smith, retains good flavor and a fairly firm texture when cooked. If you prefer softer apples in the finished cake, McIntosh is a good choice.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
125mg
125%;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.