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Old-Fashioned Apple Cake

 Old-Fashioned Apple Cake
Everyone enjoys biting into this moist dark cake—they're greeted with an abundance of apples, nuts and chocolate chips! I hope you try this home-style dessert today.—Iola Egle, Bella Vista, Arkansas
12-15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and shredded
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • CARDAMOM SUGAR:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a
  • time, beating well after each. Beat in water and extracts. Combine

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Old-Fashioned Apple Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture. stir in apples, walnuts and
  • chips. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake
  • at 325° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to a wire
  • rack. Combine sugar and cardamom in a blender; process for 1 minute.
  • Sprinkle 3-5 tablespoons over cooled cake. Store remaining sugar in
  • an airtight container for another use. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 418 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 285 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.