Monday, October 27, 2014

Apple Walnut Cake


Apple Walnut Cake | Cooking on the Front Burner

Well, we are off to another start of a week.  I don't know about you but the weekend went really fast.  I was able to spend time with friends including seeing a play on Thursday night called the Heidi Chronicles in Minneapolis.  It was my belated birthday event with two of my close friends, then caught up with another friend Friday night and Saturday went out with the DIY Guy's fishing buddy and his wife for an "appetizer only" dinner at a local bar and grill.  Afterwards we went back to their place for this Apple Walnut Cake (see my story was going somewhere!)

Both John and I really liked this dessert so Sunday I decided to make some for us.  My friend MJ said it freezes well which is great since it makes 2 8x8 pans.  We had some on Sunday and I think a few leftovers might be making it to his work place and froze the 2nd one that would be perfect for next time we get some company.

Apple Walnut Bread

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Yield two 8x8 pans

Ingredients
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour two 8x8x2 inch-square pans.
  3. In a large bowl with mixer at low speed, mix well the first 7 ingredients, constantly scraping bowl.
  4. Beat 3 minutes more, occasionally scraping bowl.
  5. Fold in apples, nuts, and raisins.
  6. Spread in pans. Bake 1 hour. Cool on wire racks completely then invert to remove
  7. When cool, dust with powdered sugar
Note: These freeze well
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Not only we were busy but the weather here was fantastic!  Though I'm sure John was a bit sad, he winterized his boat and put away all our lawn furniture.  Oh well, hopefully we can pull stuff out again sooner than this past winter - fingers crossed!

Hope you had a great weekend!   I would love to know what you did!

Apple Walnut Cake | Cooking on the Front Burner


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17 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Deb, this looks wonderful! A perfect fall cake - I'd like some for breakfast! Happy Monday!

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  2. Deb, Walnuts and apples; two of my favorites. This looks delish...pinning! Happy Belated Birthday too!

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  3. Wow, I seriously need to start baking!! That looks so delicious Deb, a perfect Fall treat. :)

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  4. Oh, yum! I'm dying for a piece of the cake...it looks so full of delicious apples! Pinning. :)

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  5. This looks wonderful, Deb! I love apple desserts and would definitely love a big piece of this :)

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  6. Fantastic cake,
    My family's favorite is always an apple cake with nuts :)

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  7. This looks amazing Deb! Love how it's just bursting with chunks of apple. Thanks so much for linking up to SNF, Pinned!

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  8. Your Apple Walnut Cake looks so moist and I love the walnuts with the apple. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. I love apple cake, Deb, and yours looks awesome! Super moist and delicious!

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  10. Love Love apple desserts! this looks amazing!

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  11. Looking delicious!
    I'll be featuring you recipe on the blog tomorrow... THANK YOU SO MUCH for partying with us!
    xo
    Desirée

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  12. This looks wonderful! Pinning. Your blog is so bright and beautiful. So glad I found it. Following on pinterest and google.

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  13. These look fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Perfect fall cake! Now that we are getting local apples, I'm excited to start baking with them!

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  15. YUM YUM YUM!!!! So YUM in fact that we are featuring this week at Munching Mondays #108! Thanks for joining and can't wait to see you soon!

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