Mom’s Apple Spice Cake

Enjoy a rich, nutty-flavored cake, courtesy of this recipe’s secret ingredient—hazelnut coffee.

by Dani Yokhna
Mom's Apple Spice Cake
Photos by Stephanie Staton


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup cold prepared coffee (hazelnut-flavored is suggested)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups peeled, thinly sliced apples
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In large bowl, combine butter, sugar and eggs until well-blended. Add cloves, cinnamon, baking soda and coffee, and mix to combine. Add flour and mix until completely blended. Stir in raisins, apples and nuts.

Pour batter into greased 9- by 13-inch baking pan. Bake 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Let cool on a rack before serving.

Serves 18 to 21.

Recipe courtesy Kathy Klein, Cedar Falls, Iowa

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