Apple Walnut Cake
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Serves: 8-10
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 11/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup walnut oil
  • 11/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 granny smith or tart apple
  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 8" by 2" round cake pan.
  2. Peel, core and chop apple. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the sugar over the apple pieces and toss together.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt together and set aside. Whisk the eggs, vanilla, oil and remaining sugar until light. Gently mix in the dry ingredients just until barely combined (there should still be a few streaks of flour). Add the apples and walnuts and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
  4. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the middle of the cake springs back to a gentle poke
  5. Remove from the oven and turn out onto a wire rack to cool. While cake is still warm sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
The original recipe calls for roasted walnut oil; I used plain. The original recipe also calls for soaking the apples in brandy before using, which I imagine would result in an even more special cake, but not one that could be served to children. It's a regrettable omission, and if you want to add the brandy, soak the apples in ⅛ cup of it in step 2. Then email me and tell me what I missed out on - as though I can't guess.
Recipe by Sprung At Last at