Dessert Recipes

Clove Apple Cake

Clove Apple Cake“This spicy and sweet cake is a wonderful coffee-time dessert, especially with the creamy custard…

Clove Apple Cake

Clove Apple Cake


6 tablespoons butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground cloves 2 eggs 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup milk 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apples CUSTARD SAUCE: 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups milk 1 egg, beaten 3 tablespoons butter, softened 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Additional ground cloves, optional


In a bowl, cream butter, sugar and cloves.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.

Fold in apples.

Transfer to a greased and floured 9-in.

round baking pan.

Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine sugar, flour and milk until smooth.

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Bring to a boil over medium-heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.

Remove from the heat.

Stir a small amount into egg; return all to pan.

bring to a gentle boil.

Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes.

Remove from the heat; whisk in butter and vanilla.

Serve over warm cake.

Sprinkle with ground cloves if desired.

Nutrition Facts 1 each:

  • 381 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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