Old-Fashioned Apple Walnut Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 25 min. + cooling


16 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
The aroma and flavor of this old-fashioned tube cake will remind you of cakes your grandma made! The apple-walnut combination makes it perfect for fall...and it can be served for breakfast, brunch or dessert.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 3 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and mace; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in apples and nuts. (Batter will be very stiff.)
  2. Spoon into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan bake at 325° for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool 10 minutes in pan before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 405 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.