Cheryl Ladd's Apple Cake

Cheryl Ladd's Apple Cake
Staff Writer
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"Here's a great recipe for both winter and spring. A good, down-to-earth moist apple cake that is perfect to have with coffee or hot cocoa in the morning or when company comes over to visit."

— Jay Christian, author of Hollwood Celebrity Recipes

8
Servings
973
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

This recipe was adapted from Hollywood Celebrity Recipes. To purchase the book with more than 50 recipes and great photos of the celebrities, visit the website.

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 Teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 Cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Cup cold black coffee
  • 2 Cups chopped apple
  • 1 Cup raisins

Directions

Grease and flour a 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together the flour, baking soda, and spices. In a separate large bowl using an electric mixer,  cream together the shortening and sugar. Add the eggs and beat well. Mix in the flour mixture, alternating with the coffee, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in the chopped apples and raisins. Pour into the greased pan. Bake 45-55 minutes. Cool cake completely on wire rack. Serves 8-10.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
50g
71%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
19g
79%
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
103g
79%
Protein
27g
59%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
156mg
16%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
179µg
45%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
63mg
20%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
358mg
51%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
46µg
84%
Sodium, Na
963mg
64%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
57g
2%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

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Apple Cake Cooking Tip

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Apple Cake Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.