Spiced Apple Cake

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I forgot to take photos while making this but it was yummy so wanted to share! This is best warm out of the oven but still very good the next day warmed the microwave. Adapted from New Healthy Kitchen Series, Desserts, by Annabel Langbein.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 apples thinly sliced (I used Envy)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 Tbs. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground roasted cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. roasted ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar mixed with 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions:

  • Preheat an oven to 325°F. Butter an 8-inch round cake pan.
  • Core and thinly slice the apples, leaving the skin intact. In a bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, butter and egg. Stir in two-thirds of the apple slices.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and salt. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture along with the raisins, stirring until just blended. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Arrange the remaining apple slices in a pattern on top, pressing them gently into the batter. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. Bake until the cake is golden and springy to the touch, about 50 minutes.
  • Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let the cake stand in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn the cake out onto the rack and let cool completely, about 2 hours. Serves 8 to 10.
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