A moist cake flavored with raisins, fresh apples and spices. Walnuts add crunch. A perfect dessert for any meal and a great accompaniment for coffee or tea. This Apple Raisin Cake is a wonderful departure from your usual decadent treats. And it is a breeze to prepare!
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
1 cup mayonnaise
3 cups peeled, cored, and chopped apples (4 to 5 apples)
1 cup raisins
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly flour a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Add milk, eggs, and mayonnaise. Beat with an electric mixer at low speed about 2 minutes or until well blended, scraping the bowl frequently. The batter will be thick. Add apples, raisins, and walnuts and mix completely with a wooden spoon. Spoon mixture into a prepared baking pan.
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and cool in pan about 10 minutes. Then, remove cake from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
Serve Apple Raisin Cake with whipped cream or a scoop of your favorite ice cream if desired.