- 4 to 5 cups of apples, peeled and chopped, you do NOT have to peel them if you like or do not mind the peel left on. I use Macintosh.
- 1/2 cup of water
- 3/4 to 1 1/4 cup (depending on how many apples you choose to use, and if you want to use less sugar over all) of brown sugar, packed, divided. Place at least 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the sugar in with your apples to cook in the pot.
- 2 1/2 cups sifted flour (works well with Whole Wheat!)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (sometimes I use 2)
- 1 teaspoon of allspice, I also sometimes grate a bit of fresh nutmeg to add in...not really measured.
- 1 2/3 cup of oatmeal
- 2/3 cup of seedless raisins
- 2/3 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts or hickory nuts are good too. (for an extra flavor kick...roast the nuts if they are raw.)
- Â· 2 eggs, beaten (You can use 3, but you don't have to)
- Â· 1/3 cup of melted shortening or oil
- Â· Frosting:
- Â· 1/2 cup butter (4 ounces)
- Â· 1 cup brown sugar
- Â· 3 to 5 tablespoons milk
- Â· 1 box confectioners' sugar (1 pound), about 4 cups
Not Only A Sweet Treat, This Cake Offers Some Healthy Benefits By Added Oatmeal, Fresh Apples, Raisins And Can Be Successfully Made With Less Sugar Than Is Called For. It Is Dairy Free For Those Who Cannot Tolerate Dairy!