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Spiced Apple Pecan Cake

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Ingredients
  Raisins 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Rum/Brandy 2 Tablespoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Pound (At Room Temperature)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 3 Large
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground mace 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Granny smith apples/Newtown pippin apples 1 Pound
  Chopped pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pecan halves 12
Directions

Mix raisins and rum; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended.
Stir together flour, soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, ginger, allspice, and mace.
Add to butter mixture, 1/2 at a time, mixing to blend.
Stir in raisins and rum, apples, and chopped pecans just until well distributed.
Spread batter into a buttered and floured 2-inch-deep, 10-inch-diameter cake pan with removable rim; arrange pecan halves over top.
Bake in a 325° oven until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour.
Cool in pan on a rack.
Remove rim; serve warm or cool.
Cut into wedges and offer maple cream to spoon over each piece.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Apple

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