This Dutch Applesauce Cake is studded with raisins, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, and moist with buttermilk and applesauce. Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack with a cup of coffee, you could also serve it topped with a little maple syrup or Dutch stroop syrup. If you plan ahead (three months, to be exact), you can make this with brandied raisins, or even other brandied fruit; the recipe for the brandied raisins works just as well for cranberries or apricots instead. For more Dutch delights, try this Savory Cheese Cookies recipe, and this Braised Endive with Bacon and Mustard Sauce recipe.
To make the cake:
Recipe courtesy of Dutch Feast by Emily Wight, published by Arsenal Pulp Press 2017. Photo by Tracey Kusiewicz / Foodie Photography.