The flavors of apples and cinnamon really shine in this Apple Walnut Snack Cake. It makes a delicious after school snack, breakfast or dessert (we enjoyed it for all three 😉 ).
This recipe is adapted from my mom's original cookbook that became this blog. I reduced the fat and sugar a bit and grated the apples instead of slicing them since my picky eater does not like chunks of fruit in anything.
The result was even better than I imagined. It was beautifully moist but not greasy and was an apple flavored cake instead of a spice cake with chunks of apple in it.
Use any type of apple you like best. I used four Gala apples we got from our local CSA.
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Apple Walnut Snack Cake
- 4 cups apples (grated)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ⅓ cups vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 3 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup walnuts (finely chopped )
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9" square pan.
- Put apples in a large bowl. Sift dry ingredients over apples.
- Add oil, eggs, vanilla and 1 cup of nuts.
- Stir until all ingredients are evenly moist. Pour into baking pan.
- Bake until firm and lightly browned.
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