Friday, October 16, 2009

Boiled Cider Spice Cake

Here's a delicious cake that I made Wednesday.  I wanted to bake since it was so icky outside but I had no eggs.   I'm sure some of you can relate to this.  I didn't take any pictures but it came out a rich buttery brown color.  My kids ate it right up so it's not too spicy like some of them can be.  You can serve it with whipping cream or a dollop of apple butter but I think it's fine without.  The only substitution I made was my raisins I put in about 1/4 cup of those and added a peeled, diced apple to the mix.

Boiled Cider Spice Cake
adapted from Gooseberry Patch Autumn with Family and Friends

1 cup raisins
1 small apple * optional
2 Cups all purpose flour divided
1 Cup apple cider
1 Cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 Cup butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Toss raisins and apples in 1 Tbsp. flour enough to coat.  In a large pot, combine cider, brown sugar, butter, raisins and apples.  Bring to a boil over medium heat, remove from heat.  Stir together remaining flour and all other ingredients.  Add flour mixture all at once to hot mixture immediately stir the mixture and pour into greased Bundt pan.  Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until knife comes out clean.  Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes.  ** This is the step I goofed up!  Remove to a cake plate.  Serves 8-10




  1. My hubby loves spice cake, but I find it some recipes too spicy. I will be trying this out soon. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This sounds oh so yummy. My hubby likes this type of dessert, or for that matter, any dessert. It would be great with the apples.

    Thanks for sharing.


  3. Oh, Carey -- this sounds absolutely wonderful! Feel free to keep sharing your favorites. It's always nice to know you've dropped by.

    Happy Weekend!

  4. My Dh too likes any type of dessert, this one sounds just right:)