Apple Nut Cake without apples

I got my ingredients out, was creaming the sugar and oil (instead of butter) and my husband said, he did not want apples.  OK, I am flexible but this cake called for 3 cups of diced apples.  I did some scurrying.  I added a cup of ground walnuts and upped the chopped nuts to a cup.  I added another tablespoon  of oil and then I hoped for the best.

I am sure the results are no thing like the apple cake, Taste of Home aimed for but I have to tell you, it is delicious.  It is like toffee, nice and chewy in the inside.

I am sharing with you the correct recipe for this apple-nut cake.

Apple Nut Cake


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups diced peeled apples
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • Whipped cream or ice cream


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon
  • and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture (batter will be very thick). Stir
  • in the apples, nuts.

  • Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out with just a few crumbs. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream or
  • ice cream. Yield: 9 servings.


  1. Interesting. I may have to try this without the apples!

  2. I laughed out loud when I read your post! Sounds like my husband! Your cake looks good even without the apples, happy baking!

  3. It looks delicious! I bet some chocolate chips would be good added to that mixture, too!

  4. Awesome thinking on your feet! This looks delicious!

  5. I love it when a 'mistake' turns out to be the best thing ever! Your apple cake looks wonderful! And well done for thinking on your feet like that! I often use ground almonds in baking, but I have never tried ground walnuts - I must try that. Thank you for sharing this post with the Gallery of Favorites.


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