How to make it

  • Cake:
  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and cloves.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.
  • Fold in apples.
  • Transfer to a greased and floured 9-inch round baking pan.
  • Bake at 375 degrees 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
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  • Custard Sauce:
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine sugar, flour and milk until smooth.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Stir a small amount into egg; return all to pan.
  • Bring to a gentle boil.
  • Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; whisk in butter and vanilla.
  • Serve over warm cake.
  • Sprinkle with ground cloves if desired.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.

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  • jo_jo_ba 8 years ago
    I found the cake to be just a TOUCH too "clovey" for our tastes, but I loved the sauce - especially using orange zest too to bring out the festive flavours. May cut the cloves down to about 3/4 tsp, but otherwise yum!
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    " It was excellent "
    tippystclair ate it and said...
    My nieghbor just gave me a load of tart apples and I think I will make this!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Oh, the cloves have such a special flavor! Great posting!
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    " It was excellent "
    laadeedaa ate it and said...
    This recipe looks lovely. I am looking forward to baking it and I know everyone will be thrilled. I also like the sauce over the warm cake. Thanks so much for a great 5 fork winner.
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    " It was excellent "
    luisascatering ate it and said...
    just lovely... I love that there is a sauce poured over the warm cake...mmmmmmm....
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