The best way to kick off Fall is taking a country road trip to an apple orchard on a beautiful day! My boys had a blast hanging out with their Grams and enjoying all the farm scenery while biting into some delicious orchard grown apples. Here is one of the recipes I found using some apples along with all the Fall aromatic spices to give your kitchen a wonderful smell! I used whole wheat flour and no raisins.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 10 inch tube pan. Cover raisins with warm water, let soak for 10 minutes and then drain. Whisk together flour, spices, and salt. Set aside.
Cream together butter or margarine and sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir together soda and 1 tablespoon warm water, and mix into the sugar mixture. Stir in flour mixture, apples, and strained raisins until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool in pan. Once cool, shake pan to loosen cake. Turn onto plate, and dust with confectioners' sugar.
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup of light cream
1/4 cup butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
Chopped walnuts, optional
Heat brown sugar, cream, butter and salt until sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth; drizzle over cake.