Another Second Penny Inn
Hard Apple Cider Cake: Dessert
Prep time:1 1/2 hrs.
6 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg, grated
1 cup butter, softened
3 cups sugar
1 cup hard apple cider, B. F. Clyde's or local
In a bowl, mix together the flour, soda, salt and nutmeg and set aside.
In an electric mixer, cream butter well, add sugar gradually, creaming until fluffy, then add eggs one at a time and beat thoroughly.
On low or stir speed, add the flour mixture alternately with the cider, beating until smooth after each addition.
Grease two loaf pans (or four smaller ones) and distribute batter evenly. Bake at 350 F for about one hour (gas oven may take 10 minutes longer) until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Keep moist with a chunk of apple in the container. Freezes well. This recipe dates to the 1830s and is quite similar to pound cake.