This buttery cake loaf that comes quickly but tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen. Adding apples/nuts/raisins and cinnamon/brown sugar in layers makes this cake into a delicious treat. Top with a scoop of ice cream and you have an unbelievably wonderful dessert.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan. (Can use the non-stick spray with flour added in)
Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Mix chopped apple, nuts and raisins together in another bowl.
Beat white sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until incorporated; add vanilla extract.
Combine flour and baking powder together in a bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture.
Mix milk into batter until smooth. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan; add half the apple/nut/raisin mixture and half the brown sugar mixture. Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.
Pour the remaining batter over apple mixture layer; top with remaining apple mixture and brown sugar mixture. Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using a finger or spoon.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 35 to 45 minutes.