My family loved it. Instead of the cream cheese icing that we find to be a bit rich, I used a glaze made from left the left over juice from apple turn overs. I also substituted apple for the raisins. This is definatly a recipe to repeat.
Delicious! Cooked it in two 9-inch round pans for about 32 minutes at 325 in my convection oven. After cooling, I sliced the rounds to make a 4-layer cake with the excellent Cream Cheese Icing (which I tripled) between each layer. The cake was a little more dense than I expected, but was still very moist.
This cake was spectacular. Made it with applesauce made from apples off our tree and substituted 1 cup chopped, peeled apple for the raisons. Had no apple butter and didn't miss it. Very moist and the cream cheese icing made it extra special for a family birthday party.