Thursday, September 5, 2013

Apple Walnut Cake

Happy New Year to those of you celebrating Rosh Hashanah!  A traditional ritual for this holiday is to dip apple slices in honey to signify the hope for a sweet new year.  Try this apple walnut cake (courtesy of my Uncle Willy) as a tasty variation on the apple theme. 

Happy new year!  Happy fall! 

Apple Walnut Cake
1.      3 cups sugar
2.      2 t baking soda
3.      1 ½ t cinnamon
4.      1 ¼ teaspoons salt
5.      ¾ cup vegetable oil
6.      3 large eggs
7.      1 ½ t vanilla
8.      4 large Granny Smith apples
9.      1 ½ cups walnuts
10.  3 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 300 degrees and butter a 13x9x2 inch glass baking dish.

Into a large bowl, sift together sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and whisk in oil, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.

Peel and core apples and slice about ¼ inch thick (makes about 6 cups).  Coarsely chop walnuts.  Add apples and walnuts to batter and stir until coasted well.  Stir in flour just until combined well and spread batter evenly in baking dish.

Bake cake in middle of oven for 1 hour and 40 – 50 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.  Cool completely in baking dish on a rack.

Cut cake into squares and serve at room temperature with ice cream or whipped cream.
Cake keeps, wrapped in plastic wrap and chilled, one week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Things you learn by growing older:
skip peeling those apples. Way too much work. And the added texture (not to mention vitamins) just makes the recipe more interesting/better.
Uncle Willy