Pumpkin Apple Cake Mary Jo Keller, Editor
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar, or 3/4 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla
2 medium apples, peeled and diced (1-½
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. ginger
½ cup raisins
1. Cream together butter and sugar, or
2. Add in eggs; then stir in vanilla,
apples, and pumpkin.
3. Mix together dry ingredients.
4. Mix together wet and dry ingredients,
adding in raisins.
5. Pour into a greased 9x11 pan. (May
also be baked in a 9” Bundt pan.)
6. Bake at 350 degrees (or 325 if using
honey) for 25-35 minutes, or until it
7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, or
drizzle with powdered sugar frosting,
May serve with vanilla ice cream.
In our first year of homeschooling, our local
support group held a Thanksgiving Celebration, and everyone was asked to bring
foods which the Pilgrims and Indians might
have eaten. A friend baked this delicious
spicy pumpkin cake with diced apples and
raisins throughout. I’ve been making it every fall since then, as soon as the new crop
of apples is ripe. It’s always a hit at potlucks.
In her final year of
children, Mary Jo
Keller is still amazed
at how quickly these
23 years have passed.
Her family has great
memories of participating in Speech and Debate Club/NCFCA
and historical reenacting, as well as community theater. Mary Jo enjoys teaching
guitar, ukulele, and homeschool junior
choir. At TOS, she edits the weekly issues of
The Homeschool Minute E-newsletter (U.S.
and Canadian) and advertiser eblasts.