Apple Walnut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
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Apple Walnut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Apples are plentiful this time of year, and this cake is one of my favorite recipes using this delicious and nutritious fruit.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 409 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 268mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; mix into the batter. Fold in apples and nuts.
  2. Spread into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool.
  3. For the frosting, combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Whip until smooth and spread over cake. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Apple Walnut Cake in Country October/November 1991, p51

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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joycecccs User ID: 7169672 8651
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"Love this cake! It is a family favorite, and so easy."

melhyrkas User ID: 1338718 11546
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"I made this cake last night, without the walnuts, due to allergies, and it turned out great anyway. I couldn't imagine even putting frosting on this tasty and super moist cake. Maybe if I had put the walnuts in, I would have wanted it with frosting? Anyway, very good recipe, though it didn't look anything like the picture when it was done."

krystalsmom_phoenix User ID: 937760 14253
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"I had an abundance of apples and couldn't find my 'tried and true' recipe for apple cake, so I baked this one. It sunk in the middle but tasted delicious! I brought it in to work to share with my office and they loved it! I cheated and used Pillsbury Cream Cheese Frosting, but that's the only thing I did differently. Very yummy!"

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