Apple Walnut Yumminess

The air is getting cooler every day, and if you aren’t able to go directly to the orchard, the roadside farm stands are boasting oodles of varieties of apples to eat and bake with. Lyn Slade (a frequently featured fiber artist and the Create & Decorate For your country kitchen recipe queen) has graciously allowed us to reprint a favorite recipe that was originally in our October 2007 issue. We frequently get inquiries about this Apple Walnut Cake recipe, and since Noelle and I have apple-picking on our minds, we wanted to share this recipe again. PS – this cake is sure to be a family favorite. Bake it this week, and then keep it in mind for your Thanksgiving dinner. Yum!


For 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 glaze:

½ c. confectionary sugar

½ tsp. maple extract

Pinch of salt

Drizzle of whole milk


1. Preheat the oven to 350°.

2. With a 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 min. 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.

4 thoughts on “Apple Walnut Yumminess

  1. Yummy! Sounds fabulous. Every Easter for the last 10 years, I’ve made a peach kuchen recipe from Create & Decorate. I’ll bet this Apple Walnut Cake becomes a favorite, too.

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