Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
The kind of cake you might expect to find at a farmers' market--old fashioned, deeply spiced, with wholesome ingredients.
- 3⁄4 cup butter or 3⁄4 cup margarine
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 eggs
- 2 1⁄4 cups applesauce
- 3⁄4 cup shredded raw carrot
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons allspice
- 1 1⁄2 cups walnuts, coarsely broken
- 1 1⁄2 cups raisins
- In large mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy.
- Gradually beat in sugars.
- Beat in eggs.
- Measure flours into a bowl.
- Add soda and spices and mix well.
- Add these dry ingredients alternately with applesauce and carrots.
- Fold in walnuts and raisins.
- Pour batter into a greased and floured tube or bundt cake pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 20 to 30 minutes, or until tests done.
- Cool in pan for 5 minutes and unmold.
- Cool thoroughly before cutting into thin slices.
- Serve sprinkled with confectioners sugar.
- NOTE: Cake could also be baked in two loaf pans, if desired.
This is very good cake. The spice combination is nice. It reminds me of gingerbread boys somehow. I cut the recipe in half to make one loaf, but followed the recipe for all ingredients and proportions. It went together very quickly and easily. Thank you very much for this recipe.
Awesome cake, popular with my dinner guests. I changed the recipe a bit to make it more healthy: less sugar (reduced to 2 cups total) and less fat (reduced butter to 1/2 cup and increased applesauce to 2-1/2 cups). I also replaced the raisins with currants and left out the nuts to make it easier for my young toddler to eat. For the adults I served this with warm caramel sauce and toasted walnuts as a topping. Very good!