My mom brought me this recipe, its from Karen Bentley, a member of her church. We haven’t tried it yet, but I have it on good authority that it’s amazing.
I don’t think I’m going to put raisins in mine, my family is NOT a fan, but overall it sounds wonderful. Here’s the recipe, and a photo from another blog. I’ll post my photo when I get the cake made!
Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Cake Recipe
- 1/2 C. Shortening
- 2 C. Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 2 C All Purpose Flour
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 T Hot Water NO MORE
- 5 C Apples peeled & cut into 1" cubes
- 1 C Dark Raisins or not, maybe some other dried fruit?
- 1 C Chopped Walnuts
Cream together shortening and sugar, then beat in eggs and vanilla
Sift dry ingredients into egg mixture, stir in 2 Tbsp water, then blend well, but don't over-stir.
DO NOT ADD ANY EXTRA WATER
Fold in raisins, nuts and apples until well distributed
Spray and flour a 13x9 pan
Spread batter evenly with the back of a wet spoon, it will be quite thick
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 60-70 minutes & test for doneness with a toothpick, when toothpick is removed from center of cake and it is clean, the cake is done
Remove from oven and let cool, serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
photo credit: A’lil Country Sugar