Apple Cake

Submitted by Jwombat

This is from an ancient issue of Cookbook Digest.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup unsifted cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice (ground)
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 XL egg+ 2 XL egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup milk+2 tsp vanilla extract (this makes a funny color!)
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled, cored and shredded apples
  • 10x sugar for dusting

Method

  1. Lightly butter a 9in round spring form pan. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Sift flour with baking powder and soda, salt and spices onto a sheet of waxed paper (or a bowl. why not a bowl!). Cream butter with a mixer on moderately high for about 1 minute. Beat in granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat for 2 minutes. Beat in egg and egg yolks. Blend in milk/vanilla mixture and beat for one minute. With mixer on low, add flour mixture in 2 additions, beating until particles of first portion get absorbed before adding next. By hand, fold in apples. Spoon batter into the prepared pan. Using a small spatula, push about 1/2 inch of batter up the sides of the pan to keep it level as it rises. Bake on the lower-third level rack of oven for 40-45 minutes, or until tester comes out clean and dry. Cake will pull away slightly from edges of pan. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing spring-ring. Let cool. Dust top with confectioners sugar if desired.

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