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Apple Walnut Pound Cake Recipe

Apple Walnut Pound Cake

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"Almost a pound cake. We like it sliced, spread with butter, then microwaved just until warm."

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Original recipe makes 9 x5x3-inch pan Change Servings


  1. Butter a 9x5x3-inch pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter, add sugar slowly, and continue to beat until light and lemon-colored. Beat in eggs.
  3. Sift flour with salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Stir in the apples, nuts, and vanilla. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for 50-60 minutes, until the loaf pulls away slightly from the sides of the pan or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then loosen from pan and turn onto a rack to cool completely before slicing.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 11, 2009

Great recipe - it's actually more of an apple bread. I used 1/2 c. white sugar and 1/2 c. of brown sugar. I also upped the buttermilk to 1/4 c. and added 1 tsp. of cinnamon to the batter. I used three apples: one shredded and two chopped. I did two of these. One I made a topping for: 1/4 c. brown sugar, 1/4 c. flour, 2 tsp. of cinnamon, and 1/4 c. of butter. Combine the sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a bowl then cut the butter in until it resembles course crumbs. Halfway through baking sprinkle over top so it doesn't sink into the cake. The other one I did a caramel sauce: 1/4 c. brown sugar, 1/4 c. butter, 1/8 c. of cream (or half and half) bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes, remove from heat and add 1/4 tsp. of vanilla. Let cool slightly before pouring over warm cake. Either way they're delicious!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 01, 2013

Dry! Very dense, but even my very juicy apples couldn't help this. I watched it carefully and cooked it 10 minutes less that stated.

Nov 10, 2009

This was AWESOME. My husband ate the entire thing! I used three apples, upped the milk a little, and added some cinnamon to the batter. (Thanks, Jillian!) Excellent recipe! This cooked for much longer than I expected, though (probably an extra 15 min), but that's probably because of the extra apples. Oh, also, I baked this in an 8x8 glass dish. I didn't think it would fit in a loaf pan! Delicious, though. Absolutely a keeper!

Sep 29, 2007

Made this with pears in a bundt pan - it was delicious! Very moist with all the fruit. Also chopped the walnuts up super fine in the food processor to make a nutty flavor throughout. This one's a keeper!

Jun 17, 2004

Tasted great and easy to make, I suggest using more apples since that was the best part.

Dec 09, 2009

Was a really good cake I doubled the recipe to make two loafs. I left the skin on the apples and Everyone really enjoyed it.

Feb 15, 2011

I read all the great reviews and decided to try it. It came out great. I agree, it's more of an apple bread than a cake. I added some cinnamon and nutmeg. Next time I'll chop the nuts superfine so the kids can't see them.

Aug 15, 2005

Really good cake. Moist and the walnuts really add to the flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 260 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 259 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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