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Apple & Walnut Cake

Apple & Walnut Cake

Prep time
20 min
Cook time
50 min


  • 2 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg (large)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup walnuts, separate and set aside 6 large pieces for decorating
  • 3 apples dice ½ and slice the leftover half into 8 for decoration
  • Glaze: 1 tablespoon honey + 1 teaspoon water


For the cake mix

  1. Using a medium large bowl mix the flour, baking soda and powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon with a whisk or spoon.
  2. In another bowl mix the oil, milk, egg and vanilla and whisk
  3. Dice the apples setting aside the ½ apple sliced into 8 for the top of the cake along with the walnut pieces you have saved.
  4. Pour the liquid, diced apples and nuts into the flour mixture and mix with a spoon till smooth and well combined.
  5. Pour into the prepared springform tin. Put the sliced apple on top of the cake in a circle and add the walnuts. Put into the oven and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Pop back into the oven for another 10 minutes if it needs a little longer.
  6. Leave on a rack to cool for 10 minutes then run a knife around the tin and remove the sides.


For the simple honey glaze

  1. Put the honey into a tiny bowl with the water and microwave for 30 seconds or until just simmering.
  2. Paint onto the top of the apples and nuts to finish.


  • You’ll need a 20 cm (8 inch) springform tin lined with baking paper.
  • Set the oven to 170°C or 160°C fan forced.

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