: Combine 2# tart, cut up apples with 1 1/2 c. sugar and set aside 15 min. Meanwhile sift 2 1/2 c. flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 Tbs. baking powder, 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp each ginger, nutmeg and mace. Mix 2 eggs, 1/4 c. oil, 1/2 c. buttermilk, 2 tsp. vanilla, and 1/2 c. raisins or currents. (option-1/2 c chopped walnuts) Add apples to the dry ingredients, then stir in the liquid mixture. Pour into oiled 9x13 baking pan. Bake @ 350 deg. 45-50 min until toothpick comes out clean.