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Apple Walnut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Apple Walnut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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. YIELD:12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 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
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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