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Cran-Apple Walnut Cake Recipe
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Cran-Apple Walnut Cake Recipe

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I rely on applesauce to keep this crowd-pleasing cake tender and moist. The blend of nuts, cranberries and apples complements the subtle hint of wheat flour for terrific taste.—Martha Pollock, Oregonia, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking sdoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups chopped peeled apples
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

One piece equals 248 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 262 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, beat the egg, egg whites, brown sugar, oil, applesauce and vanilla.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients; stir into applesauce mixture just until blended. Fold in the apples, cranberries and walnuts. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Cran-Apple Walnut Cake in Light & Tasty August/September 2003, p9

Nutritional Facts

One piece equals 248 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 262 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

This is excellent! Very moist and easy to make.

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Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

This is a wonderfully moist and tasty snack cake. The cranberries really bring it to life. A++

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

Great recipe. I had frozen cranberries, so I just tossed them in the food processor and coarsely chopped instead of cutting them in half. A real time save and it tasted great. Sprinkling with powdered sugar just before serving is a must. If it sits too long the powdered sugar dissolves so it can't be seen.

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008
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Reviewed Oct. 16, 2008

Re: Cran-Apple Walnut Cake

Great recipe. I was short on brown sugar, so I substituted with the Splenda Brown sugar and it was great. Question: I see that beverlymrickert used dried cranberries. Did she soak them in water first or were they added right from the package?

nancygerhardt

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