September 25, 2007

Apple Walnut Cake

Hello to's been awhile since I've been able to post. Sorry, it's just that life happens! For all of you who have anxiously awaited the arrival of fall...I give you the 'Apple Walnut Cake'.

I made this cake for my mother's birthday celebration recently and it was a huge hit! Believe it or not I found this recipe in the October issue of 'Create & Decorate'. I have posted the recipe for anyone who might be interested in it. Since fall has arrived, I thought it a good recipe to share. This cake is so full of autumn flavor, it's crispy on the edges, and chewy and moist within.

Fall has arrived snowed in the local mountains over the weekend and last night it got down to about 36 degrees. Oh, how I love the cooler weather! It's so nice to go out in the fresh crisp air and finally see a little snow on the mountain tops. Enjoy the's delicious!


For the cake
1 c canola oil
2 c sugar
2 eggs
3 c flour
½ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp maple extract
1 tsp cinnamon
3 c chopped peeled apples
1 c chopped walnuts

For the glaze
½ c confectionary sugar
½ tsp maple extract
Pinch of salt
Drizzle of milk

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. With spoon, mix the oil, sugar, and eggs until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and mix well; batter will be stiff. Add the apples and nuts and mix well. Place in a greased tube pan. Bake for 90 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
3. Let cool 5 minutes, then remove sides of pan. Cool 15 minutes longer, then remove from base of pan. Cool completely.
4. Mix glaze ingredients without milk. Slowly add the milk into the glaze a tiny bit at a time until it drizzles freely from a spoon. Drizzle glaze over cake.



  1. Beautiful cake. Looks yummy and perfect for fall.

  2. Hi,
    Thanks for visiting my blog today. Love the comments!!
    That recipe that you posted sounds really good. I will have to try that one for sure. Anything appley sounds good for Fall.
    You are so lucky you have cool weather. We are a little cooler here now.
    Have a great day!

  3. Yum Alice,
    I'll give it a try!
    Thank you.
    Are you coming to the ball?

  4. The cake look delicious...Happy Belated Anniversary. My Husband and I had our 36th in March :)
    The roses are beautiful.

  5. Yum...
    looks delish!
    I'll have to try this one...

  6. This looks so yummy. I will have to try making it this weekend.

  7. Enjoy? I WILL!!!
    Like, yum :) This would kind of be healthy too, wouldn't it?

  8. Ow, thanks for sharing your apple walnut cake recipe, it looks delicious.

  9. Oh, yum! I'll have to make this for my step-daddy! I think he'd L.O.V.E. it with a cup of coffee this fall! Thanks!

  10. That cake looks so yummy and I just bought apples. Yay! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog today!

  11. Hi again,
    You can get the magazine at Target. I got it there yesterday.

  12. Sounds and looks YUMMY! I will definately try it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my pretty purple flowers!

  13. Perhaps you might consider catering the next Ball? Although I'd much rather see you dressed in a gown!The cake looks beautiful- thanks for the visit!

  14. Oh this looks delish!
    Love all your Haloween and Fall decor , your house looks wonderful!

  15. Yummy! It just looks so fabulous and tasty! Thanks for sharing!
    kari & kijsa

  16. ooh this cake looks truly delicious. would love to sit down with you and a cup of coffee. thanks for the recipe alice!!

  17. ooh that cake looks so yummy!

  18. This cake looks delish! I'm going to have to try it. It will be a perfect fall weather treat and I won't have to go far to get apples, just outside the door!

  19. Oh how beautiful! Thank you for this yummy recipe!



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