Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

The brandy may be omitted if desired, but it just tastes so much better when it is added to the batter, also I like to throw in a few raisins for extra flavor, but not too many, as the cake will take longer to bake, and there is a possibility of the cake batter running over the sides of the pan.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together brown sugar, cream cheese, oil and vanilla; beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 3 minutes).
  4. Add in the eggs, beat well.
  5. Sift the flour with all dry ingredients (up to and including nutmeg) stir with a whisk to combine well.
  6. Add the flour mixture and the buttermilk alternately to the sugar mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture; beat well after each addition.
  7. Stir in the apples and brandy (if using).
  8. Spoon the mixture into a prepared baking dish.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the cake tests done.
  10. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  11. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired before serving.

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