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Cran-Apple Walnut Cake

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


  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large 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


  • In a bowl, beat the egg, egg whites, brown sugar, oil, applesauce and vanilla.
  • Combine the dry ingredients; stir into applesauce mixture just until blended. Fold in the apples, cranberries and walnuts. Pour into a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 248 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 262mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • duckbett
    Nov 22, 2011

    This is excellent! Very moist and easy to make.

  • hprusia
    Oct 27, 2009

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

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    Feb 6, 2009

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  • tbearmom03
    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.

  • fishncamp2001
    Oct 16, 2008

    Re: Cran-Apple Walnut CakeGreat 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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