Amazin' Raisin Cake

This is a copy of the recipe from my Grandmothers’ recipe book. It’s an excellent apple spice raisin cake that has the amazing ingredient of mayonnaise!

Amazin’ Raisin Cake


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 cups apple – peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch pans.

2 In large bowl with mixer at low speed, beat together flour, sugar, mayonnaise, milk, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cloves, scraping bowl frequently, for 2 minutes. Batter will be thick. Sir in the chopped apples, raisins and walnuts.

3 Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove and cool on wire racks.

4 In a large bowl, whip the cream and confectioners’ sugar until stiff peaks form. Fill and frost the cake.


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