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Clove Apple Cake Recipe

Clove Apple Cake Recipe

"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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • CUSTARD SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional ground cloves, optional

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine sugar, flour and milk until smooth. 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.