Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins
This is a recipe I picked up at a food fair, from a booth promoting apples. Since quality Granny Smith apples are available year-round (here in North America, at least), this is a good apple cake to make any time of the year.
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 (18 ounce) box spice cake mix
- 1 (3 1/2 ounce) box instant butterscotch pudding mix (substitute vanilla, if you wish)
- 4 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup canola oil (or any vegetable oil)
- 1⁄2 cup cold water
- 3 medium granny smith apples, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
- 1 cup golden raisin (optional)
- icing sugar, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Grease and flour a tube or bundt pan, then sprinkle walnuts in the bottom; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil and water; with mixer at medium speed, beat for 3 minutes or until well blended.
- Stir in chopped apples, plus raisins if desired.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 55 to 65 minutes or until a tester inserted in centre comes out clean.
- Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a rack and cool completely.
- Dust with icing sugar, if desired.
The Granny Smith Cake is delicious. I had to modify it somewhat since I couldn't get a spice cake mix. I substituted with a butter pecan mix and added cinnamon, nutmeg and a bit of ginger. Very tasty and very moist. Juanita Hicks