Here is my aunt's Apple Cake
3 cups unsifted flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp mace
2 cups sugar (can use less to cut the sweetness)
1 cup oil
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups peeled and diced Granny Smiths (or other tart baking apple)
1 cup coarsly chopped walnuts (sprinkled with a bit of lemon juice)
1/2 cup raisins
Preheat ove to 325
Mix everything together by hand
, adding the apple, raisins, and nuts last. An electric mixture ruins the texture (so says the recipe, I've been to afraid to go against her instructions
Pour batter into a prepared Bundt pan.
Bake for one hour, or until insterted toothpick comes out clean.
And my grandmother's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, separated
6-7 tbsp pineapple juice
1/8 - 1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 - 1/3 cup brown sugar
1 small can pineapple slices (saving the juice for above)
Preheat oven to 350.
Beat egg yolks until lemon colored. Mix in 3/4 cup sugar. Sift together baking powder and flour. Alternately add flour and juice into egg yolk mixture, starting and ending with the flour. Mix until smooth.
Beat egg white and slowly add the remaining 1/4 sugar, beat until stiff peaks.
Gently fold egg whites into batter. Pour melted butter into a 10 - 12" round pan. Sprinkle brown sugar over the butter. Arrange pineapple and cherries in the pan. Pour batter in, bake for 45 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.