My husband and I are always on the lookout for new ways to incorporate Jewish traditions into our interfaith home. Rich with apples, carrots and sweet potato, this sweet and spicy cake is perfect for Rosh Hashana or any fall holiday. —Molly Haendler, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I am 90 years old and have been baking this cake very Christmas for 65 years! My sister-in-law gave me the recipe in 1941 and it has been in demand since. My grandchildren have never been able to figure out why it's called a potato cake since it doesn't taste like potatoes.
Since this moist cake keeps so well, you can make it the day before serving. It freezes beautifully, too. Flavored with almond extract and poppy seeds, it's great for taking to a picnic or potluck or to present as a hostess gift.
WE have enjoyed this recipe for many years. It was given to me by a college friend. It looks like a standard fruit cake, but the rich, moist texture of apples, dates, raisins and nuts makes it a very satisfying dessert. A slice of this cake, topped with whipped cream, whipped topping or a big scoop of ice cream will have your guests coming back for more.
One bite of this old-fashioned spice cake will start everyone reminiscing. Chock full of raisins and nuts, it tastes extra special drizzled with a rich, buttery sauce. —Linda Stemen, Monroeville, Indiana
"This deliciously different bundt cake won 'Best of Show' when I entered it in the Laramie County Fair recently," reports Virginia Price from Cheyenne, Wyoming. Syrup poured over the hot cake makes the outside crusty and soaks into enhance the flavor.
"I've made this cake several times and it's always delicious," Pat Bertram promises from Attica, Michigan. And because there are only a few grams of fat per serving, you can enjoy a slice without guilt.
"My husband asks for this yummy cake every year for his birthday," writes Carol Clarke of Orem, Utah. Chock-full of raisins and walnuts, the moist treat makes a fitting finale to any meal regardless of the season.