I have baked several desserts with apples before, such as muffins and cookies, but this time I opted for a wonderful cake with walnuts and plenty of cinnamon. If you’re a fan of apples, like me, then you will adore this lovely cake! I’m finishing my slice as I am typing this blog post 😀 Don’t forget to check my Instagram video for a tutorial.
Apple Walnut Cake
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons cinnamon
- 4 teaspoons baking powder (I used 2 Dr. Oetker packets)
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup (250 ml.) sunflower oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla (I used a packet of Dr. Oetker powder)
- 1 cup walnuts (I only had 1/2 cup)
- 4 teaspoons sugar (optional)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
You will need two separate bowls, as first you will start with your dry ingredients. Simply sift your flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Then grab an electric mixer and bigger bowl and mix your eggs and sugar on high speed. After a few minutes pour in the sunflower oil and keep mixing for a few minutes. Mix in your vanilla (I used powder) and wash, peel, and chop your apples before folding them into your batter. Lastly, either chop or blend your walnuts before adding them in as well. By the way, I only used around 100 grams of walnuts, but feel free to use more, as I didn’t have more than that. You’ll have to bake at 175 degrees Celsius for approximately 1 hour in a rectangular cake pan (9×13 inch/22×33 cm.).
Side note: The original recipe states to mix 4 teaspoons of sugar with a teaspoon of cinnamon, which is meant to go on top of the cake. I, however, decided to skip this step.
The cake is extremely soft, with a great balance between cinnamon and sugar. All of my family members who had a slice approved; my sister said this cake was perfect! It is lovely with tea or, I imagine, with coffee. Initially I was a little skeptical about using five apples, but they definitely make a difference. I can also recommend drizzling some caramel sauce on top or serving with a scoop of ice cream. Let me know if you try it out 🙂
Until next time!