Spiced Apple Cake



  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups peeled, cored apple slices


  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Into mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and granulated sugar. Add shortening, egg, and milk; beat with electric mixer until blended, about 1 1/2 minutes. Spread batter in a greased and floured 8-inch square baking pan. Arrange apple slices over batter, sharp inner edges down, overlapping as needed. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over apple slices. Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes, until apples are tender and topping is browned. Serve warm with ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.

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