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Walnut Apple Tube Pan Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.


15 servings

At the campground where my husband and I have a trailer, the campers hold an auction of baked goods every Fourth of July. I donated this moist tube pan cake last year and it brought in the highest bid! I often use black walnuts in place of regular walnuts because they add a special flavor.


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded peeled tart apples
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, oil and vanilla. Add apples and sugar; beat for 1 minute. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and baking powder; add to apple mixture until blended. Stir in walnuts.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Combine confectioners' sugar and brown sugar; sprinkle over cake.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 411 calories, 21g fat (3g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 269mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • ebramkamp
    Nov 1, 2018

    This cake was delicious. It was very moist. I used honeycrisp apples. I made it in a heavily sprayed fancy bundt pan and it their new out perfectly. The only change I made was adding a brown sugar glaze while the cake was still warm.

  • Vkalabus
    Apr 14, 2014

    My first time making this cake and it was a hit! I got good compliments on it. Fresh, moist, delicious and all from scratch!

  • jmkasprak
    Dec 6, 2012

    sorry for not finishing my review ... typing on my new Kindle Fire. Moist cake, great flavor. You only need 1 tbsp of confectioners and brown sugar.

  • jmkasprak
    Dec 6, 2012

    This cake came out perfectly for me. Does it have a strong apple flavor? No, but they make the the cinnamon and nuts

  • aliciad54
    Nov 21, 2012

    Wonderfully moist cake. Fresh apples and nuts. Lovely!

  • Honey2_u
    Oct 26, 2012

    This was very moist and delicious. The first time I made it as the recipe called and the second time I added some raisins to the batter. Perfect for the fall season.

  • Mrs. Peters
    Oct 9, 2010

    Very Good cake!!!

  • JenLDell
    Mar 19, 2010

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