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Clove Apple Cake

 Clove Apple Cake
"This spicy and sweet cake is a wonderful coffee-time dessert, especially with the creamy custard sauce," notes Kim Marie Van Rheenen of Mendota, Illinois.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.


  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Additional ground cloves, optional


  • In a bowl, cream butter, sugar and cloves. Add eggs, one at a time,
  • beating well after each addition. Combine flour and baking powder;
  • add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fold in apples.
  • Transfer to a greased and floured 9-in. round baking pan. Bake at
  • 375° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine sugar, flour and milk until smooth.

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Clove Apple Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Bring to a boil over medium-heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or
  • until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat. Stir a small
  • amount into egg; return all to pan. bring to a gentle boil. Reduce
  • heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; whisk in
  • butter and vanilla. Serve over warm cake. Sprinkle with ground
  • cloves if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 381 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 242 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.