Old-Fashioned Apple Cake

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Old-Fashioned Apple Cake

Hearty spice cake, thick with walnuts, raisins, and crisp shredded apples, makes a satisfying snack or dessert. Serve the cake in big squares, perhaps with mugs of hot cider or glasses of frosty-cold milk.
Servings 15


  • Vegetable oil cooking spray or salad oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup salad oil
  • 2 large egg whites about 1/4 cup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • l 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 pounds tart gree


  • In a large bowl, stir together apples and sugar; let stand for 15 minutes.

    In a medium-size bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon; add to apple mixture and stir to blend. In another bowl, beat egg, egg whites, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla until blended; add to apple mixture and stir well. Stir in raisins and walnuts.

    Lightly coat a 9- by 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly. Bake in a 350-degree oven until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean (about 50 minutes). Let cool in pan on a rack.

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