Almost a pound cake. We like it sliced, spread with butter, then microwaved just until warm.

Mary
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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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  • Butter a 9x5x3-inch pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cream butter, add sugar slowly, and continue to beat until light and lemon-colored. Beat in eggs.

  • Sift flour with salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Stir in the apples, nuts, and vanilla. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for 50-60 minutes, until the loaf pulls away slightly from the sides of the pan or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then loosen from pan and turn onto a rack to cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

259.6 calories; 4.1 g protein; 35 g carbohydrates; 51.4 mg cholesterol; 259.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2009
Great recipe - it's actually more of an apple bread. I used 1/2 c. white sugar and 1/2 c. of brown sugar. I also upped the buttermilk to 1/4 c. and added 1 tsp. of cinnamon to the batter. I used three apples: one shredded and two chopped. I did two of these. One I made a topping for: 1/4 c. brown sugar 1/4 c. flour 2 tsp. of cinnamon and 1/4 c. of butter. Combine the sugar flour and cinnamon in a bowl then cut the butter in until it resembles course crumbs. Halfway through baking sprinkle over top so it doesn't sink into the cake. The other one I did a caramel sauce: 1/4 c. brown sugar 1/4 c. butter 1/8 c. of cream (or half and half) bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes remove from heat and add 1/4 tsp. of vanilla. Let cool slightly before pouring over warm cake. Either way they're delicious!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/01/2013
Dry! Very dense but even my very juicy apples couldn't help this. I watched it carefully and cooked it 10 minutes less that stated. Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2009
Great recipe - it's actually more of an apple bread. I used 1/2 c. white sugar and 1/2 c. of brown sugar. I also upped the buttermilk to 1/4 c. and added 1 tsp. of cinnamon to the batter. I used three apples: one shredded and two chopped. I did two of these. One I made a topping for: 1/4 c. brown sugar 1/4 c. flour 2 tsp. of cinnamon and 1/4 c. of butter. Combine the sugar flour and cinnamon in a bowl then cut the butter in until it resembles course crumbs. Halfway through baking sprinkle over top so it doesn't sink into the cake. The other one I did a caramel sauce: 1/4 c. brown sugar 1/4 c. butter 1/8 c. of cream (or half and half) bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes remove from heat and add 1/4 tsp. of vanilla. Let cool slightly before pouring over warm cake. Either way they're delicious!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2009
This was AWESOME. My husband ate the entire thing! I used three apples upped the milk a little and added some cinnamon to the batter. (Thanks Jillian!) Excellent recipe! This cooked for much longer than I expected though (probably an extra 15 min) but that's probably because of the extra apples. Oh also I baked this in an 8x8 glass dish. I didn't think it would fit in a loaf pan! Delicious though. Absolutely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2007
Made this with pears in a bundt pan - it was delicious! Very moist with all the fruit. Also chopped the walnuts up super fine in the food processor to make a nutty flavor throughout. This one's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2004
Tasted great and easy to make I suggest using more apples since that was the best part. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2009
Was a really good cake I doubled the recipe to make two loafs. I left the skin on the apples and Everyone really enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2011
I read all the great reviews and decided to try it. It came out great. I agree it's more of an apple bread than a cake. I added some cinnamon and nutmeg. Next time I'll chop the nuts superfine so the kids can't see them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2005
Really good cake. Moist and the walnuts really add to the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2010
I just caught this recipe tonight and upon realizing I had all the ingredients I made it on the spur of the moment. It is so simple and very quick to prepare. Like earlier reviewers I added a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and even some ground cloves I had just sitting around. I used slightly more than 1/4 cup of buttermilk and it was wonderful. At first I thought two apples would be too much judging by the huge mound on my cutting board but after baking the pieces shrank to give a nice distribution of apples throughout the bread. I had to bake mine for about 75 minutes but it came out perfect. Very moist and not overly sweet. My first time making an apple bread but I will surely be making them more often thanks to this recipe!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
GREAT! For gluten free just substitute rice flour for wheat flour and add 1 glass water. I didnt have buttermilk only regular and it came out just so good and moist and extremely tasty!!! Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
11/01/2013
Dry! Very dense but even my very juicy apples couldn't help this. I watched it carefully and cooked it 10 minutes less that stated. Read More