"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
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.
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.