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Golden Apple Mincemeat Cake

No recipe image available.This festive, spiced apple and mincement cake is served with a brandied hard sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3 large eggs
2 cups grated Braeburn or Golden Delicious apples
1 cup prepared mincemeat
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Hard Sauce:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon brandy

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan.
  2. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, allspice, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
  3. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat oil and brown sugar until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add half the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in apple, mincemeat, pecans, and vanilla. Add remaining dry ingredients; beat until well combined. Spread batter in prepared pan and bake 1 hour or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare Hard Sauce, if desired.
  5. Cool cake in pan 15 minutes. Turn cake out onto wire rack and cool completely. When cool, dust cake with confectioners’ sugar. If desired, serve with Hard Sauce.
  6. Hard Sauce: In medium bowl with electric mixer, beat butter and salt on high speed until light. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Stir in brandy. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Makes 16 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): Protein: 4g; Fat: 25g; Carbohydrate: 53g; Fiber: 2g; Sodium: 255mg; Cholesterol: 62 mg; Calories: 453.

Recipe courtesy of Washington Apple Commission.