Chunky Apple Walnut Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Such a delicious cake, Chunky Apple Walnut Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting, is the perfect Fall dessert. Fresh apples, nuts, and maple come together for one of the best cakes ever!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Chunky Apple Walnut Cake
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 cups apples, unpeeled and chopped (about 3-4)
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
Maple Cream-Cheese Frosting
  • ½ cup butter
  • 8 oz. cream-cheese
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. maple extract
Chunky Apple Walnut Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all but the apples and walnuts well in a mixing bowl. Add apples and walnuts and stir well to incorporate.
  3. Spray a 9x13" pan with non-stick spray.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Cool on a wire rack, and then frost.
Maple Cream-Cheese Frosting
  1. Cream butter and cream cheese. Add powdered sugar and mix well. Add milk and maple extract and thoroughly whip together. Frost the cake. Refrigerate any leftovers.
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