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Cran-Apple Walnut Cake

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


15 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022
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


  • 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


  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 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  3. 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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