Thursday, November 17, 2011


Many years ago, "snack cakes" were all the rage. They were quick to fix, usually rich flavored, moist and dense little cakes and they were almost always baked in an 8" x 8" or 9" x 9" pan. They were perfect for... "snacking!!"

This snack cake is over the top delicious. Three whole apples are packed into this cake, so you can imagine how moist it is.  On day two (if there is any left) it is twice as moist!!


½ cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
3 medium apples, chopped
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 cup flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Grease a 9" x 9" baking pan and preheat your oven to 350.

Cream butter and sugar, then add egg and vanilla and beat until fluffy, add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg and beat until smooth. Fold in apples and walnuts.

Mix (by hand) just until everything is well combined. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick tests clean (my oven took 43 minutes).  Frost with simple vanilla glaze if you like (but it isn't necessary).

NOTE: Use any good baking apple, I like to use Granny Smiths.


Katy ~ said...

I collect apple recipes; this one looks like a keeper! YUMMMMMM Going to copy this on one of my treasured 3 x 6 cards and stash with my favorite recipes.

Debbie said...

Looks delicious Coleen. I think my husband would devour this in no time. One of the first cakes I ever baked as a child was an apple snack cake that was from a box. It was sooo good!

Unknown said...

OOHHHH I'm making this-I have 20 pounds of apples to use up!! Thanks for the reminder about snack-in cakes my Grandmother used to make them for us!!

Mini Baker said...

i love anything apple... makes me feel "healthy"! hehe

sue said...

Yum, I remember snack cakes, love them.

Julie said...

That's a gorgeous cake...heck, I could make a meal off of it :)

Tricia said...

I made this dessert yesterday & my husband couldn't stop commenting on how good it was. I only had two Gala apples in the house so used them. This recipe will certainly be made again & again. I just recently found your blog & it is one of my favorites. I plan on trying more of your recipes. You need to publish a cookbook! Thanks for posting.