Just like Grandma used to make, our apple cake gets great spice flavor from pumpkin or apple pie spice. The Vanilla Butter Sauce poured over the cake is scrumptious.
Preheat oven to 350°F. For the Cake, mix flour, pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice, allspice and salt in small bowl. Set aside.
Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer on medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla on low speed just until blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in apples, raisins and walnuts. Spread evenly in greased 9-inch round cake pan.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Invert cake onto serving plate. Serve warm with Vanilla Butter Sauce.
For the Vanilla Butter Sauce, bring sugar, butter and cream to boil in 2-quart saucepan on medium heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Serve warm over cake.
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