An easy to make, moist and delicious cake. Perfect for brunch, afternoon tea or dessert. I don't remember where I found this recipe but I've been making it for years and it's a Fall weekend favorite.
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 medium apples, peeled and diced
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon clove
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ginger
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- confectioners' sugar
- Preheat oven at 350.
- Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
- Cream butter in an elec mixer then beat in sugar until the mixture is pale yellow.
- Add the eggs one at a time.
- Stir in apples (I use Golden Delicious) and vanilla.
- Add pumpkin and mix, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
- Add the orange peel if you like, it's optional.
- Blend in the dry ingredients a bit at a time until well mixed, add peel if you choose.
- grease and flour a 9" bundt pan or two loaf pans; cook cake for 55/60 minutes or loaves for 45/50 minutes (check with cake tester at 45 minutes).
- Cool in pan for about 10 minutes, loosen and turn out on board to cool completely.
- Dust with confectioner's sugar when completely cool.