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Apple Walnut Cake

This moist apple walnut cake is perfect for brunch. It gets its appeal from big chunks of sweet apples, nutty flavor and creamy frosting. The recipe, originally my mom's, is a unique harvest treat.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups chopped unpeeled apples
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat sugar and eggs. Add oil and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to sugar mixture, mixing well. Stir in apples and walnuts. Pour into a greased and floured 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° until a toothpick comes out clean, 50-55 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a bowl. Gradually add confectioners' sugar until the frosting has reached desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cake.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 283 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 281mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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