I’m just coming right out with it… I think I could eat a whole one. I really do. I think I might actually be able to eat a whole entire apple butter cake. All by myself (because no way I’d do this in front of anyone). Of course I would take dainty little bites and it would take me awhile and I’m just saying that because I don’t want you picturing me stuffing great handfuls of cake into my mouth and licking every bit of rum icing off the platter. I have way too much self respect for such a thing. But I’m just saying…
Not sure exactly what it is I'm saying, but first, let me wipe the crumbs off my face with the back of my sleeve here. Maybe what I’m saying is this is one of those cakes with magnetic properties that draws your fork back to the plate without your even noticing so that in no time at all, there is lots of plate and very little cake and, oh man, apple butter cake is sneaky good like that.
An apt description might be that it’s sort of like the love child of a gingerbread cake and an apple cake, and if you love those two as I do, you hope like heck they keep having kids. You know, I think I’ve had just about enough of that rum icing.
I will focus now and say with all seriousness that it’s fall and everyone is talking about comfort food, which this certainly is, but I say shouldn’t all food be comfort food? That’s really the only kind I’m interested in. But to be sure, an apple butter spice cake with rum icing would be great comfort if one were in need of such. I think I best stop here before this gets any weirder. Here’s the recipe…
(I almost didn't use this photo cuz you really can't tell how moist and ridiculously luscious this cake is, but I like that plate, so I decided to post it anyway.)
Apple Butter Spice Cake
1 cup apple butter (here's my recipe)
1 cup raisins