Old-Fashioned Dried Apple Cake


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups blackberry jam
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked dried apples
  • 4 cups flour
  • 3 tsp. soda
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • Ad
  • 2 tsp. allspice
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 lb. raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts
  • 1 cup chopped dates


Cream butter and sugar together in large bowl. Add jam and apples, beating well. Sift dry ingredients together. Combine 1 cup flour mixture with raisins, nuts and dates, tossing to coat. Add remaining flour mixture to creamed mixture, mixing well. Fold floured fruits into batter. Pour into large greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 300 degrees F for 2 1/2 hours. Place pan in hot water in oven during last 1 hour. Store in airtight container with sliced fresh apples for 1 week before serving.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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