Amazing Raisin Cake

This recipe was printed for some time in magazines advertising Best Foods Mayonnaise.  I got this recipe from my Grandmother.   This recipe is from the archives of my grandmother, Ethel Eynard.  Jefferson City, MO.  1974.

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Amazing Raisin Cake

Yield: 12 servings.

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Amazing Raisin Cake

You are going to love this Raisin cake. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Raisin Cake, Raisins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 367kcal


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 cup Hellmann's ® or Best Foods ® Real Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 cups peeled chopped Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Cream cheese frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and lightly flour 2 (9-inch) round baking pans; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cloves. Add Hellmann's ® or Best Foods ® Real Mayonnaise, milk and eggs. 
  • With an electric mixer, beat at low speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl frequently. (Batter will be thick.) With a spoon, stir in apples, raisins, and walnuts. Evenly spoon into prepared pans. 
  • Bake 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. On wire rack, cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely. Frost with cream cheese frosting.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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