Apple Cake

from The Best of Shaker Cooking, edited by Amy Bess Williams Miller and Persis Wellington Fuller

1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 apples, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup currants or raisins
Powdered sugar
Ground cinnamon

Cream butter and add half the sugar gradually, beating well. Beat egg with remaining sugar, add to first mixture. Sift in flour, salt, and baking powder alternately with the milk. Flavor with vanilla. Add apples and currants or raisins. Beat well to mix and turn into well-buttered 9 inch cake tin, square or round. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon, and bake in moderate 350 degree F. oven for 30 minutes.


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