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Walnut Apple Cake

I first tasted this delicious cake at a Halloween party and quickly asked for the recipe. It's not too sweet, and the butter sauce makes it a super dessert.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups chopped peeled tart apple
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • BUTTER SAUCE:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Walnut halves, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla until well blended. In a large bowl, combine the four, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to the egg mixture until well blended(batter will be stiff). Stir in apples and walnuts.
  • Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For the sauce, in a small saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, flour and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cut cake into squares; serve with warm sauce. Garnish with walnut halves if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 376 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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