Apple Walnut Spice Cake



12 servings



2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. warm water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 10 inch tube pan. Cover raisins with warm water, let soak for 10 minutes and then drain. Whisk together flour, spices, and salt. Set aside.

Cream together butter, sugars and sour cream. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir together soda and 1 tablespoon warm water, and mix into the sugar mixture. Stir in flour mixture, apples, and strained raisins until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool in pan. Once cool, shake pan to loosen cake. Turn onto plate, and dust with confectioners' sugar.

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