Apple, Raisin, Walnut Cake Recipe

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The girls and boys in my junior high home economics classes like this cake because it's not too sweet. I like it because it has high fiber and nutritional value—the apples are used unpeeled. Parents who have apple trees are always glad to donate the apples!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups grated apples
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup broken walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 712 calories, 43g fat (13g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 78g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Beat eggs and oil together in a bowl until foamy; add sugar and vanilla and continue to beat. Add apples, beating slightly; set aside. Sift together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves; add raisins and walnuts to flour mixture. Add flour mixture to egg mixture; beat slightly. Bake at 350° in greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Check for doneness after 25 minutes.
  2. To make frosting, melt butter in saucepan; stir in flour until mixture bubbles. Add milk, stirring with wire whisk until mixture thickens. Cool. Add sugar and vanilla to cooked mixture; mix until smooth and blended. Spread on cooled cake; sprinkle with nuts. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Apple, Raisin, Walnut Cake in Country Woman September/October 1988, p29

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Lauralouise User ID: 2585361 78970
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"I have been baking for 60 years and I am looking forward to baking this cake soon. I have a cake similar to this recipe, but a little different. I am always looking for recipes that are a little different than I have to try. Thank you for this recipe."

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