Nutty Apple Spice Cake

A friend gave me a box of apples and while I can get the kids to eat apple slices and peanut butter for a while, if I need to use larger quantities, they get cooked into something.  This morning it is apple cake.

The original recipe came from Cooking Light magazine, I have the page (172), but it doesn’t show which issue.

Page 172

[Did a quick search, the Internet says it was October 1999 – I can’t believe I was saving recipes that long ago! :(].  I can’t find a link to the Cooking Light recipe for you, but the actual recipe is out there in other recipe sites.

This is my version, since I am incapable of completely following instructions….

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil    – combine these in mixer until well blended
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 t baking soda       –       combine dry ingredients in bowl
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1/4 t. nutmeg

Add dry ingredients to mixer and mix until combined.  This is a very thick batter.

  • 3 c. diced apples (I like this recipe because you don’t have to peel the apples.)
  • 1/2 c. toasted walnuts

Fold into batter, then scrape batter into 13″x9″ pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

This recipe had a butterscotch sauce with it, but I have never made that.  The top is crunchy and we like this as a breakfast.  I have also served it as dessert with a whisky whipped cream that was yummy.

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About csamom

Living in Eastern Washington State for the past 15 years, I appreciate the wonderful produce we have available here. I am a working mom, with the typical active family. We have two children, a cat, a fish, and a snake.
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7 Responses to Nutty Apple Spice Cake

  1. SuddenlySusan says:

    This just begs to be made at my house. I love it that you eat it for breakfast! I’m going to try swapping some shredded carrots in place of some of the apples and see what happens. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

    • csamom says:

      I never thought of that. I’ll be waiting to hear how that comes out.

      • SuddenlySusan says:

        It’s out of the oven and it is super good! I only had 1 big apple and a small apple so the shredded carrot made up the difference (about 1 cup). I also added a teaspoon of vanilla to make certain I had enough moisture. Oh my goodness, how it made my house smell so wonderful! Tastes fabulous and doesn’t even need frosting. I did sift a little powdered sugar over the top for effect. I also used pecans in place of the walnuts as that’s all I had in the house. This recipe is a keeper!

      • csamom says:

        Wow! Its good to know this is an even more flexible recipe than I had imagined. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. I’m so glad you posted this recipe. I copied it down and went to look for it so I can make it is this afternoon but couldnt’ find it. Your sight is easy to search and because of that, we’ll be having apple cake later tonight!

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