Apple Walnut Cake with Lemon Butter Frosting

Apple Walnut Cake With Lemon Butter Frosting Recipe

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Carol Powell


I got this recipe from a coworker over 35 years ago. The cake is super moist and flavorful and the lemon frosting accents the flavor of the cake - so delicious!


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  • 4 c
    chopped apples
  • 2 c
  • 2
  • ½ c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda (dissolve in bit of water)
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    cold water

How to Make Apple Walnut Cake with Lemon Butter Frosting


  1. Combine apples and sugar and set aside.
  2. Beat eggs. Beat in oil and vanilla.
  3. Mix flour, soda, cinnamon and salt.
    Stir in alternately with sugar-apple mixture.
  4. Stir in nuts.
    Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan.
    Bake at 350° for 1 hour and cool.
  5. Frosting: Cream 4 TBSP butter.
    Add the 3 cups of powdered sugar.
    Beat in lemon juice (2 TBSP) and enough cold water (1-2 TBSP) to make icing spread easily.
    Beat and apread on cake.

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About Apple Walnut Cake with Lemon Butter Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #apple, #walnut

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