Colonial Apple Cake

Becky 09-23-99 11:47

Colonial Apple Cake

2 3/4 c unsifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 c granulated sugar
1 1/4 c oil
2 eggs
1/4 c milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 c chopped, peeled apple
1/2 c chopped dates
1 tsp grated lemon peel
1 to 2 tbsp confectioners sugar


Preheat to 350 F and grease and flour a 12 cup fluted ring pan (bundt pan); set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine granulated sugar, oil, eggs, milk, and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat at medium speed until blended, constantly scraping sides of bowl Add dry ingredients and beat for 2 minutes more, at medium speed, constantly scraping sides of bowl. Stir in apple, dates and lemon peel. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes at 350 or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake should come out clean. Let stand 10 minutes. Invert onto a serving plate and let cool slightly.

Sift confectioners sugar over cake and serve warm. If desired, top with whipped cream.

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