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Walnut Apple Cake Recipe
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Walnut Apple Cake Recipe

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I first tasted this delicious cake at a Halloween party and quickly asked for the recipe. It's not too sweet, and the butter sauce makes it a super dessert.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups chopped peeled tart apple
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Walnut halves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 376 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla until well blended. In a large bowl, combine the four, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to the egg mixture until well blended(batter will be stiff). Stir in apples and walnuts.
  2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For the sauce, in a small saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, flour and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cut cake into squares; serve with warm sauce. Garnish with walnut halves if desired. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Walnut Apple Cake in Country October/November 1999, p49

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Reviewed May. 30, 2015

"Big hit at our house. Our neighbors son wants one for his graduating party and one for himself !"

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"10/3/14 Made this last night for me and hubby- so good - thanks for sharing - only half left and it isn't even 24 hours yet...:)"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"looks good"

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"I absolutely love this cake! So moist, and not too sweet or rich- I could eat a whole pan. And the sauce gives it that "milk and cookies" vibe, you have to have one with the other. I shredded the tart apples so there are no surprise chunks :)"

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2008

"I baked it for 50 min. and it tested done but was gooey. The flavor of the cake was good but didn't care for the sauce."

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