Mom’s Apple Walnut Cake

apple walnut cake

Mom’s Apple Walnut Cake

I have this recipe on an old recipe card in my Mom’s handwriting.  I used to make it when the girls were little and our apple trees were bursting with fruit…then somehow I didn’t make it anymore. I ran across it the other day and had just picked some apples so I made it again, halving the recipe and using 2 eggs. Then I made it again.  It’s that good!

Mom's Apple Walnut Cake

And old-fashioned snack cake that almost has more apples than cake.

  • 4 cups coarsely chopped apples
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ~~~~~~~~ GLAZE ~~~~~~~~~
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Mix the dry ingredients, then stir in the wet ones, then stir in the nuts. Pour into a greased 12"x9" baking pan and bake at 350F for one hour.

After you pull the cake out, mix the glaze ingredients (sugar, buttermilk, butter and baking soda) in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil 3 minutes. Pour over cake.

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