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Apple Walnut Coffee Cake

Apple Walnut Coffee Cake
3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)
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Yield: 1 cake or 2 small loaves


  • Cake batter:
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1-1/2 cups apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • butter for greasing
  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple or orange juice


In large mixing bowl, beat butter until smooth. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Then add sugar, and again beat until smooth.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix until ingredients are thoroughly combined. Add dry ingredients to butter-egg-sugar mixture, and beat until thoroughly combined. Add the applesauce and beat again.

Fold in apple chunks and walnuts.

Grease and flour a bundt pan, or 2 small loaf pans, and fill. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes. Before serving, frost top of cake with glaze.
Updated Sunday, April 21st, 2002

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3 Responses to Apple Walnut Coffee Cake

  1. Anonymous June 10, 2005 at 3:40 pm #

    I love apples and walnuts. It was great and all my guests at the party I gave want the recipe.

  2. Anonymous November 6, 2005 at 6:05 pm #

    Very good but recommend adding 1/2 tsp nutmeg & 1 tsp cinnamon or 1 tsp ginger. Also for a healther recipe use 3/4 cup light olive oil in place of the butter. Delicious and good for you!!

  3. kate ki September 3, 2006 at 8:05 pm #

    It did not have the texture of a coffee cake, which I was counting on. It had the consistency of a “bread”-like banana bread.
    The flavor was a bit bland. I felt it really need some sort of spice.

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