Apple Spice Cake

by Leigh D.
(Davenport, Florida)

My grandmonther was a good, Southern cook. She made this apple spice cake every year at Christmas.


3 ¼ C. all purpose flour
2 ½ C. sugar
¾ C. butter, softened
3 eggs
2 tsp. baking soda
1 ½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. cinnamon
5 C. coarsely peeled & chopped apples
1 ½ C. chopped walnuts

Orange Syrup
2 tsp. grated orange rind
½. C. orange juice
¼ C. sugar
¼ C. water

Combine 1st 8 ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat til smooth with an electric mixer. Add apples, and nuts.

Bake in a greased & floured tube pan at 350 for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool 15 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto serving plate. Spoon orange syrup evenly over top.


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