Sunday Supper Suggestion, Raisin Walnut Snack Cake

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For this week's Sunday Dinner, I would like to suggest the following...

This snack cake is perfect as is, seriously! Dense but not heavy, a nice balance of spice in the applesauce batter, those raisins bathed in a little whiskey bath don't hurt either! From there we can talk about the toasted walnuts, yep this is a good cake! Perfect for your Sunday Supper.

Bourbon soaked raisins and walnuts in a delicious snack cake, Raisin Walnut Snack Cake.
Raisin Walnut Snack Cake. 

Raisin and Walnut Snack Cake
adapted from:  Vintage Kitchen
Makes a 9X13 cake

1 - 2 T whiskey or Bourbon
enough water to measure 1/3 c
2 c raisins

Measure whiskey into the bottom of a 1/3 c measure, add water until full. Pour into a medium saucepan, add raisin. Bring to a boil, stir well. Cover pan, turn off the heat and let raisin sit on the warm burner until cool to the touch.  When ready...

2 c flour OR 1 c all-purpose flour and 1 c whole wheat flour
1 T cornstarch
2 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
a few grating of fresh nutmeg or 1/8 t ground
1/2 t salt
1 T cocoa

Whisk together all dry ingredients. Set aside.

1/2 c soft butter
1 c sugar OR 1/2 c sugar and 1/2 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 c applesauce

2 c walnuts, toasted and chopped coarsely.

Beat butter until creamy, beat in sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add dry ingredients to the bowl, mix in 1 c of the applesauce. Add remaining applesauce and the raisins (including any leftover liquid), mixing well. By hand stir in the walnuts. Pour into prepared pan. Bake  40-50 minutes or until done in your oven.

Raisin Walnut Snack Cake, ready for the oven.

If desired, sift powdered sugar over the top.

Have a wonderful dinner!

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  1. this sounds good-i like hearty dense loaves.

  2. Snack cake with a little bourbon? Where do I sign up? Sorry I was late getting here this week -- we were out of town.

  3. Yum! That sounds and looks so good!

  4. A treat worthy of afternoon coffee, would love some now.

  5. Oh, I love the bourbon soaked raisins in this yummy snack cake! What a lovely recipe, Melynda, such a nice cake to enjoy just about anytime! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.


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