Black Walnut Apple Cake

  • Yield: 10 servings


2cups granulated sugar
3/4cup vegetable oil
1/4cup milk
3 eggs
2teaspoons vanilla extract
3cups flour
2teaspoons cinnamon
1teaspoon baking soda
1/2teaspoon salt
3cups finely chopped and peeled apples
1cup chopped black walnuts or English walnuts
1/2cup confectioners' sugar (optional)


  1. Combine the granulated sugar, oil, milk, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl with a wooden spoon.
  2. Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt together. Add to the egg mixture and stir until blended.
  3. Stir in the apples and walnuts. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes or until the cake tests done.
  5. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Sift the confectioners’ sugar over the top before serving.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Boston, Boston Uncommon, a Culinary Journey Through Boston’s Distinctive Neighborhoods (The Junior League of Boston, 2007)