Apple Walnut Cake with Cider Sauce

October 21, 2008 at 3:16 pm 4 comments

I made this cake for a dinner party on Saturday night.  It was amazingly moist and fits the season perfectly.  The cider sauce gives it an added sweetness and lots of flavor.  It was easy to prepare and was an impressive way to end the evening!

Cake Batter:
2 cups sugar
1 cup plus 2 TB oil
1/4 cup apple cider
3 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp each – cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
3 cups flour
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 1/2 cups walnuts

Cider Sauce
2 cups apple cider
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Coat a 10 in tube pan with removable insert with nonstick spray.

Whisk sugar, oil, apple cider, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt in a large bowl until blended (I did this in my kitchenaid)
Stir in flour just until blended. Fold in apples and walnuts.
Pour mixture into prepared band and bake for 1 hour and 10-20 minutes.
Cool on wire rack for 1 hour before removing from the pan.

Cider Sauce
In a medium sauce pan, whisk cider, brown sugar and cornstarch until well blended. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Cool in the pan and transfer to gravy boat or other serving dish. Sauce can be served cold or you can heat in the microwave before serving.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. magen  |  October 31, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    ok, so I stumbled onto your blog and have been hooked. yesterday I made the apple walnut cake and cider sauce and everyone loved it. my mother even said that she wants it for thanksgiving, that’s huge because we have pretty strong traditions and new things aren’t met with to much excitement. thanx again for the delightful recipe.
    magen from ohio

  • 2. fabulouslyclassic  |  November 1, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    I’m so glad everyone liked the cake! Thanks for checking out my blog…check back often!

  • 3. Kory  |  November 25, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Did you use all purpose flour or cake flour?

  • 4. fabulouslyclassic  |  November 26, 2008 at 8:32 am

    I used all purpose flour.


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