Rum and raisin apple cake

    8 hours 45 min

    A deliciously moist cake, which is packed full of rum-soaked raisins and walnuts. It's the perfect treat for afternoon tea, elevenses or for dessert.

    24 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 70g golden raisins
    • 70g raisins
    • 80ml dark rum
    • 110g butter, softened
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 125g plain flour
    • 125g wholemeal flour
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 60g chopped walnuts
    • 375g apple sauce

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:8hr45min 

    1. Place all the raisins in a small bowl with rum. Let soak overnight, if possible.
    2. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease and flour one 20x30cm or similar sized baking tin.
    3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Beat in the eggs, then the apple sauce.
    4. In another bowl, stir together the flours, cornflour, bicarbonate of soda, spices, salt and cocoa. Beat into the creamed ingredients. Stir in the raisins, leftover rum and the walnuts. Pour batter into the prepared tin.
    5. Bake at 190 C / Gas 5 for 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Let cool on a rack.

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    The rum-soaked raisins are a nice touch, which I also use when making apple strudel. Other that that, though, I judge it a rather average cake, with a slight rum flavor.  -  27 Jul 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This cake has been the talk of the office. I put a little twist by using half applesauce and half chopped fresh sweet apples. WOW. Excellent recipe.  -  26 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    What a wonderful recipe!!This was the most delicious rum cake I have ever tried!!I used a little more rum :-))))  -  03 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)