This apple cake recipe made with fresh chunks of apples is the perfect fall treat! It's moist, fluffy, and filled with cinnamon, ground clove, and walnuts. SO easy and delicious! I also have a very delicious Apple Bread recipe.
It’s the season for Fuji apples. My most desired kind of apples. Growing up, apples were my favorite kind of fruit, and by default, I was following the old saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". Sometimes, I would even eat more than one apple a day.
However, when I moved to the US, the red beautiful looking apples found in the average grocery store didn’t taste anywhere close to the apples I grew up eating. Apples I found were soft and stale. So I stopped eating apples until years later when I was introduced to Fuji apples and yum. Where were those apples in my early years living in the U.S?
As you know Fuji or most apples (fresh apples if I may say) appear during fall/winter time which is the season. I’m lucky this year that the neighbors have a tree and they’re generous enough to share some with me and the taste is to die for. Fresh, crispy, sweet, and sour. The best Fuji apples I’ve ever had.
So with the abundance of apples, I decided to share my mother’s apple cake recipe.
Throwback to years ago while living in Ramallah, we had an apple tree in our backyard. We would end up with a lot of apples from the tree, so my mother always made this delicious apple cake that everybody loves.
When I asked my mother for the recipe, her response was like put some of this and some of that. I said mama I need exact measurements, which she didn't have and never followed, but her cake always turned out so good.
I had to experiment with the measurement until I got the perfect recipe for you today.
My mother insists that apples should be cut and soaked with sugar the night before. That way apples are softened and most of the sugar turns into a liquid. Which in return helps the cake to be fluffy and moist. However, if you don't have the time to cut and soak them in sugar the night before, no worries 3-4 hours should be good enough, I have tried both methods, and the cake turns just fine.
This cake is so easy and takes 10-15 minutes to make. So here is how to make this apple cake.
How to make apple walnut cake
Mix dry ingredients: flour, spices, salt, and baking soda. In a separate bowl blend eggs, then vanilla, and melted butter and pour the wet mix over the dry ingredients, blend everything well together, then add the previously chopped apples with melted sugar mix everything well together, and add walnut towards the end.
Pour the mix into a 9 inch round greased baking pan. Bake in a heated 350 degrees oven for about 40-45 minutes.
This apple cake recipe made with fresh chunks of apples is the perfect fall treat! It's moist, fluffy, and filled with cinnamon, ground clove, and walnuts. SO easy and delicious!
- 5 to 6 medium-size apples (any kind)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground clove
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ cup butter or oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup walnut
- Cut apples into small squares and cover with sugar overnight or for 3-5 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix flour, spices, baking soda, and salt together.
- In a separate bowl blend eggs, then add vanilla and melted butter. Then add to the dry mix.
- Add apples with melted sugar to the mix and integrate everything.
- Add walnuts and mix everything well together.
- Pour mixture in 9" size greased pan.
- Bake for about 40-45 minutes in a pre-heated 350 F oven.