Apple Walnut Cake

I LOVE apple cake in the fall time. I make apple cake around here when the leaves are turning red and the orchards are full of apples. Our apple tree is still too young to bare much fruit, so we head up north to my father-in-law’s farm to pick red apples from their overabundant tree. This apple walnut cake recipe is something we eat for an evening dessert and it’s also great to have a warm slice for early morning breakfast with a glass of cold milk.




3 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1 1/4 cups apple sauce
2 tsps vanilla extract
3 eggs, beaten
4 generous cups of apples, peeled, cored, and diced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon




1. Grease a 9×13 pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger. Next add applesauce, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well. Fold in apples. Pour batter into 9×13 greased pan.

3. In a small bowl mix the chopped walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of the cake.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.



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11 Responses to Apple Walnut Cake

  1. Scinia says:

    As we do not get good quality eggs where i live, i would like to know if egg substitute can be used?

    • admin says:

      I’ve never made the recipe without eggs, but I might try a store-bought egg replacer if you do not have any eggs on hand. I would think that egg replacer would work better than bananas or applesauce because the fruit would tend to make the cake more heavy and dense. If you do try a substitute, please let us know how it turns out. Good luck!


  2. Mmmm, this looks so good! I need to have this cake now! Pinning!

    I would love for you to come over and link up at Wine’d Down Wednesday if you get a chance. We party every week from Tuesday evening to late Friday night! Hope to see you there!

  3. This looks really good. I love apples and walnuts. Putting them together is definitely a great combination. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I love apple cake, but I’ve never thought of putting apples in it!

  5. Miz Helen says:

    Your Cake looks so moist and full of flavor, I wish that slice was mine. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Karly says:

    Apple cake is probably the best part of fall! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  7. Love the flavors in this cake and how healthy it is. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures. This is a feature.

  8. Charlotte Moore says:

    This looks so moist and yummy. Love that it is whole wheat flour. I would like to try this with sucanat for the sugar.

  9. Lee says:

    Do you slice or chop up the apples? I assume you peel and core them, but you left all that out of the instructions.

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