Spiced Apple Walnut Cake Recipe and Video

This Spiced Apple Walnut Cake recipe, baked in a tube or Bundt pan, is great for a quick holiday dessert. It consists of tart apples, zesty orange, toasted walnuts and cinnamon all baked up into a scrumptious cake.

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This homemade cake is easy to make and in only a few hours you will have a tasty dessert. The interior of the cake is soft and tasty while the crust is crunchy and thin. Additionally, the combination of orange and cinnamon take this cake to a new level!

filling Bundt cake pan with batter
Apple Walnut Cake Batter


  • 50 grams brown sugar and granulated sugar
  • Tart Apples cored, peeled and cut into ⅓” cubes, Granny Smith, Fuji or Honey Crisp are ideal
  • Walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • Vegetable oil or canola oil
  • Large eggs: bring the eggs to room temperature before making the cake batter
  • All-Purpose Flour, salt, ground cinnamon, baking powder
  • Orange juice, Orange zest and vanilla extract
overhead view of cake
Finished Apple Walnut Cake

Serving the cake:

This cake is perfect on its own. Following are a few suggestions if you want to dress up your plate:

  • Sprinkle with confectioners sugar
  • Serve with sweetened whipped cream – add a dash of cinnamon to the whipped cream to spice it up
  • Ice cream – doesn’t ice cream go well with everything!
  • Caramel drizzle
slice of apple cake on a plate
Apple Walnut Cake Slice


Can you freeze an apple cake?

Yes! Wrap well in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months. To defrost, remove the cake from the freezer and let rest at room temperature for a few hours.

What type of apples to use in this cake?

Recommended apple types include Granny Smith, Fuji or Honey Crisp.

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Apple Walnut Cake

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


For Apple Filling:

  • 50 grams brown sugar ¼ cup, packed
  • 3 Large Tart Apples cored, peeled and cut into ⅓" cubes
  • 135 Grams Walnuts, toasted and chopped 1 ½ cups

For Cake Batter

  • 8 Fluid Ounces Vegetable Oil (1 cup)
  • 4 Large Eggs Room temperature
  • 400 Grams Granulated Sugar (1 cup)
  • 370 Grams All-Purpose Flour (3 cups)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Orange Juice Freshly squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp Orange Zest
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract


For Apple Filling

  • Peel, core and chop apples into ⅓" cubes
  • Toss apple chunks with brown sugar and toasted walnuts

For the Cake Batter

  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • Prepare a 9" or 10" tube cake pan by spraying with non-stick baking spray.
  • Combine dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder and ground cinnamon) in a bowl
  • Place granulated sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla, orange zest and eggs in a separate bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add one-half of the dry ingredients to the oil/sugar/egg mixture and stir until smooth.
  • Stir in the orange juice.
  • Add the remaining dry ingredients to the bowl and stir until smooth.
  • Pour ⅓ of the batter into the prepared tube cake pan, add the apple/walnut mixture, add the remaining cake batter.
  • Bake for 60 – 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove cake from oven and place on a cooling rack for 15 minutes. Invert cake pan onto the cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Carefully lift cake pan off of apple cake.


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