Serve a piece of this moist apple cake with coffee at brunch!
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 3 1/2 cups apples - peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup margarine, melted
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 3 tablespoons hot water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, mix the apples and sugar. Let stand about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 10x15 inch baking pans.
Stir the water into the bowl with apples. Blend eggs and margarine in a small bowl, and mix with the apples. Mix in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the raisins and walnuts. Transfer to the prepared pans.
Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool slightly before turning out of pans.
In a medium bowl, blend confectioners' sugar, hot water, and vanilla extract. Drizzle over the cakes while still warm.