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Apple Cake

This apple cake is actually a cross between a cake and a bread. It’s the perfect dish to take when you’ve been asked to bring a finger food. Not too rich and not too sweet, it blends both fruit and protein into a moist cake.

We served this recently at a church Christmas dinner to go along with our theme. It was indeed a hit!

The recipe makes two cakes, so you can serve one and freeze the other for a later time. Be sure not to overbake or it will be dry.

Apple Cake

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A moist and tasty cake with apples and walnut as the main ingredients for flavor. The recipe makes two, so you can serve one and freeze the other for a later time.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 3 cups apples peeled, cored, and chopped (Golden Delicious or Granny Smith recommended)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon I added a little more
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Turbinado sugar to sprinkle on top


  • Combine the following: flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda
  • In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, oil, and vanilla
  • Add eggs, one at a time. Stir to combine.
  • Pour wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir.
  • Fold in apples and walnuts (the batter will be thick)
  • Grease 2 loaf pans and spread half of the batter into each pan.
  • Sprinkle the tops of each loaf with a little sugar
  • Bake in a pre-heated 350-degree oven for about one hour, or until toothpick in the center comes out clean.




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