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Apple Pound Cake

 Apple Pound Cake
An apple cider glaze makes each slice of this rich pound cake nice and sweet. It's a favorite fall treat at our house. —Mary Martin, Madison, North Carolina
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • APPLE CIDER GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine
  • the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to egg
  • mixture and mix well. Stir in apples, almonds and raisins. Pour into
  • a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick comes
  • out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire
  • tack to cool completely.
  • In a saucepan, combine glaze ingredients; cook over low heat until

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Apple Pound Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • sugar is dissolved. Prick top of cake with a fork; drizzle with
  • glaze. Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 489 calories, 27 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 257 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.