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Apple Walnut Cake

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Apple Walnut Cake- Celebrate apple season with this soft cake! It’s filled with sweet apples and crunchy walnuts.

Apple Walnut Cake- Big Green House

Thanks to some amazing sales in our area, I currently have approximately a million apples in my kitchen.

You know what that means? Yes, apple desserts for everyone!

Today, we have cake and it’s really easy and quick to throw together. It’s also loaded with apples and walnuts. Perfect for fall . 🍂

Ingredients Needed

  • Flour + Baking soda
  • Salt + Ground cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Apples
  • Walnuts

Ingredients Notes


If desired, you can use brown sugar for this cake.

What Kind of Apples Should I Use?

  • For most desserts, a firm and tart apple works best. (ex: jonagold, granny smith ). However, I have used a variety of apples for this cake (usually whatever is in my fridge) and they have all worked well in it.

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Apple Walnut Cake- Big Green House

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe was originally shared in 2019. It was updated in 2022 with new pictures, new text and a revised recipe.
  • Do not over mix your batter. Simply mix until no dry spots remain.


Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator. Cake is best eaten within 2-4 days.


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Yield: 9 large slices

Apple Walnut Cake

Apple Walnut Cake- Big Green House

Apple Walnut Cake- - Celebrate apple season with this soft cake! It's filled with sweet apples and crunchy walnuts.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted, then, cooled
  • splash of vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped/peeled apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 baking pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat sugar, egg, melted butter and vanilla. Add in milk and mix to combine. Gradually, add in flour mixture and mix until just combined. Don't over mix.
  4. Fold in chopped apples and walnuts. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g

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  1. Have you made these with GF flour as yet, and do you think it will work?
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  2. I make these very often, especially now when the season for apples is right in front of the door. They taste delicious, bringing back many beautiful memories. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Erin,

    I’m visiting from Inspire Me Mondays. Thanks for sharing such a yummy-sounding recipe. I’m saving it to give a try! Have a blessed week!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,450. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
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