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