Contributed by Catsrecipes Y-Group



  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Butter a 10 inch tube or bundt pan.
  3. Blend together flour, spices, and salt.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar.
  5. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  6. Stir together baking soda and 1 tablespoon warm water, then mix into the sugar mixture.
  7. Stir in flour mixture, diced apples, and strained raisins until well blended.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  9. Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pan.
  11. Once cool, turn onto plate, and dust with confectioners' sugar.
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