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Walnut Apple Cake

 Walnut Apple Cake
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.
12-15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure 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
  • BUTTER SAUCE:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Walnut halves, optional

Directions

  • 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.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for

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Walnut Apple Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 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.
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.