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Norwegian Apple Cake

Lucia Johnson of Massena, New York bakes this nutty apple cake that's pleasantly topped with a simple cinnamon-sugar mixture. It's sweetly priced at just 19¢ a slice. "Serve it with a dollop of whipped topping," she suggests.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon-sugar, optional


  • In a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Stir in apple and walnuts. Spread into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar if desired.
  • Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 175 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Jean
    Nov 24, 2020

    The apples and walnuts should be placed on top in a "fan" style. The cinnamon and sugar mixture is perfect! This is just like my Norwegian mother made! It's quick and easy, too!

  • Roz
    Dec 8, 2017

    Are the apples and walnuts folded into the batter?? Not included in the directions. ???

  • Loiscooks
    Dec 1, 2017

    Easy cake to make, and the taste was okay. It is not a cake I will make again, though.

  • xxcskier
    Oct 27, 2015

    I loved this Apple cake! I had all the ingredients on hand, simple to make and we loved the cinnamon sugar on top it formed almost a sweet crust on top. This is not overly sweet and would be great in the morning with a cup of coffee or served warm for dessert with some I vanilla ice cream. I will be making this again for sure!! Excellent!!

  • mamaknowsbest
    Jun 26, 2015

    Great cake! Very moiste. Perfect alone or topped with ice cream. Followed directions exactly, I did chop the apple very finely. The cinnamon-sugar gives the top a nice little crunch. As a volunteer food editor for Taste of Home magazine I love recipes that use fresh ingredients and can be assembled quickly!

  • baileypup
    Jun 19, 2013

    No comment left

  • lilass
    Feb 12, 2013

    I just made this according to the recipe and I love it. This is a keeper for me-can't wait to share it with family and friends. Its very easy to make which is a plus.

  • loudon
    Dec 16, 2012

    This is a favorite & easy recipe that I make often. I am always asked for the recipe whenever I take it someplace. I put it in a 8 x 8 pan or double the recipe & put it into a 9 x 13. One big change is that I GREASE the pan. Sure makes getting out of the pan much easier.

  • nhmoose1
    May 17, 2010

    We brought this to our homeschooling's World Fair and it was a hit. Very easy to make!

  • ErikB
    Jul 13, 2009

    They are both stirred in (after the eggs and vanilla).Recipe update coming soon... thanks for pointing that out.Erik