Moist cake with wonderful flavor that improves the next day. Needs no frosting.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

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  • Combine the apples and the white sugar; set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the brown sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Stir in the apple mixture, then the flour mixture. Fold in the walnuts.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts

545 calories; protein 5.9g; carbohydrates 64.9g; fat 30.3g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 219.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (42)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Best cake I have eaten in a long time really moist eazy to fix was not overly sweet whole family loved it one cake I will be making quite often cant thank you enough for the recipe. Thanks Margaret Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/22/2002
well i really had high hopes for this recipes but other than it being a REAL easy cake to make i would not recommend it. It has an unappetizing texture and it could have used far more apples and walnuts...probably more oil as well. Better luck next time. Read More
(23)
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Best cake I have eaten in a long time really moist eazy to fix was not overly sweet whole family loved it one cake I will be making quite often cant thank you enough for the recipe. Thanks Margaret Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2013
I think those who gave negative reviews should try it again. This came out exactly as I was hoping. I did tweak a couple of things but nothing that would have made enough of a difference to believe it could have been as bad as some users experienced. I doubled the cinnamon and added about 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg. The apples I used were large so maybe those who thought there were not enough apples should go ahead and add more. Also the recipe does not specify light or dark brown sugar so I used dark as I thought that would go best in a Fall dessert. Beyond that I think it's important to follow the mixing directions exactly. It's always important to make sure the flour baking soda and spices are distributed well so sift them together or use a wire whisk to incorporate them. Mix the white sugar with the sliced apples (I actually diced the apples to make certain there would be apple in every bite.) Finally when adding the flour mixture mix it in only until it's fully incorporated. Do not overmix as this can lead to a tough cake. In my oven this cake took about an hour to bake not the 45 minutes specified. I'm about to make the cake again tomorrow it was that good! Oh one more thought--use liquid measuring cups to measure liquids and dry measuring cups to measure dry. And remember that when measuring flour you should lightly spoon the flour into the cup and level off with the flat side of a knife. Don't measure flour by dipping the cup into the flour! Read More
(24)
Rating: 2 stars
10/21/2002
well i really had high hopes for this recipes but other than it being a REAL easy cake to make i would not recommend it. It has an unappetizing texture and it could have used far more apples and walnuts...probably more oil as well. Better luck next time. Read More
(23)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2004
I added a sweet glaze to lock in some moisture and served with ice cream. Didn't 'wow' everyone but went over well. (Glaze:2c powdered sugar and 4tbsp milk. Poured over after baking) Will definately do again. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2008
I took this cake to card club and it went over great! I will make this cake again but I will add more cinnamon and if serving as a dessert it needs an icing. I put a cream cheese icing on the cake with a hint of cinnamon in the icing. This cake is very heavy in the pan but doesn't taste heavy when eating it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2002
delicious moist cake. The batter ends up feeling a bit dry so I was put off by the phrase "pour batter into pan" -- but everything turned out PERFECT. Thanks.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2015
This cake is great! I did add 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of mayo to make it moist after reading the comments and it came out fantastic! Moist fluffy and delicious. Due to reading the comments about it being bland I also added caramel topping which complemented the cake nicely.My husband and children loved it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2014
Kind of ordinary as is but much improved with a good drizzle of caramel topping! I think a powdered sugar glaze would be good too to jazz this up a bit. I made no changes to the recipe itself but I didn't mix the apples with the sugar. Rather I just folded the apples and walnuts in at the end. Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
09/24/2006
I went by the recipe thought it was blah. Just not moist enough or enough flavor. Sorry not for my recipe box. Read More
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