Apple Raisin Coffee Cake Recipe

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This coffee cake is always a hit with my family. I find it especially delicious because it's not too sweet. Of all the coffee cakes I've tried, it remains our family favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 baking apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 358 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and beat well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in the raisins. Spread batter in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Top with apples. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the apples. Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until cake tests done. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Apple Raisin Coffee Cake in Reminisce March/April 1994, p53

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sbuffman User ID: 1497756 37426
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"I like to try recipes that no one has rated yet and so when I had some extra apples searched and this one came up. I think it would be better with a litte cinnamon sugar swirled throughout. Not a whole lot of flavor in the cake part."

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