How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Coat a 10" springform pan with cooking spray, line with parchment paper and spray again.
  • Set aside.
  • In bowl of electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment beat egg whites and salt on high speed until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes.
  • Transfer egg whites to a medium bowl.
  • Clean mixer bowl and return to mixer fitted with paddle attachment.
  • Add butter to bowl and beat on high speed, scraping sides as needed, until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Reduce mixer speed to medium and, with mixer running, add egg whites to butter 1 cup at a time until combined.
  • In a large bowl sift together flour, mace and nutmeg.
  • With mixer running add flour mixture 1 cup at a time.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Add raisins and almonds.
  • Place apples and pears in a large bowl and cover with wine and brandy.
  • Add apple mixture to mixer.
  • Increase mixer speed to high, mixing until well combined, about 15 seconds.
  • Transfer cake batter to prepared pan, spreading evenly with spatula.
  • Transfer cake to oven and bake, rotating pan halfway through baking, until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Remove cake from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  • **This cake used to have a thin chocolate icing on it if memory serves me well. Alas! No recipe.

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  • lacrenshaw 10 years ago
    Thanks karlyn, charlotte and myrna! Keep your fingers crossed that this is TRULY my childhood memory cake..
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  • myrna 10 years ago
    wow, i dont' think you can go wrong!
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  • charlottestutts 10 years ago
    yum can't wait to try it
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  • karlyn255 10 years ago
    a great recipe...high 5
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