Apple Nut Cake Recipe
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Apple Nut Cake Recipe

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"APPLES WERE plentiful in our area, so they were the staple of many of the desserts served at our table. This apple recipe was one of my mom's favorites. Today, it reigns supreme in our family as the choice dessert. Warm or cold, it's a treat every time!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups diced peeled apples
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • Whipped cream or ice cream

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 222 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 317mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture (batter will be very thick). Stir in the apples, nuts.
  2. Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with just a few crumbs. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream or ice cream. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Apple Cake in Reminisce January/February 1993, p47

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"This is a great recipe and very easy to make. Love it!"

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"I made this cake with some leftover apples we had lying around. This cake is moist and flavorful and a snap to make. It's also yummy to have for breakfast. I highly recommend it!"

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"Fabulous recipe. Would make it again any time. It's good hot, cold, with nothing or anything on top! Sprinkle a little cinn/sugar on top to get a crispy sweet crust. Very moist. My entire office loved it. A keeper for years to come."

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"I wasn't that impressed with this recipe.. The cake was moist, but relatively uneventful. For me, the ice cream is what makes this dessert (and I'm not sure that's the point).."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2011

"nice crunchy top and really moist inside. my husband could not stop eating it, after taking it to a potluck and it was a hit!"

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