Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
(180 degrees C) and place the oven rack in the center of the oven. Butter, or spray with a
non stick cooking spray,
a 9 inch (23 cm) round springform pan and then line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
Place the springform pan on a larger baking sheet.
Place the nuts on
a baking sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly brown and
fragrant. Remove from the oven, let cool, and then coarsely chop.
Peel, core, and
chop the apples into bite-sized pieces. Toss with the lemon juice.
In a large bowl,
whisk the flour with the sugar, baking
powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, and then
stir in the melted butter, vanilla
extract, and milk. Stir the wet ingredients into the flour mixture until fully incorporated. Fold in the chopped nuts and apple
batter to the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake in preheated oven for about 35 -
40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the
cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
While the cake is
still warm, prepare the glaze. Place the butter, sugars, and lemon (or apple)
juice in a small
saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil gently for about one minute. Remove from heat and,
pastry brush, brush the warm glaze on the top of the apple cake.
Serve warm with softly whipped
cream or vanilla ice cream. Cover and refrigerate leftovers. Reheat before
Makes about 8 - 10 servings.
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3/4 cup (75 grams)
walnuts or pecans
pound (450 grams) apples (about 2 - 3 large apples)
1 tablespoon freshly
squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 cup (195 grams) all purpose
3/4 cup (150 grams)
granulated white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons
(6 grams) baking
1 teaspoon ground
(1 gram) salt
eggs (100 grams), at room temperature
tablespoons (85 grams)
butter, melted and cooled to room
(4 grams) vanilla
tablespoons (40 grams) milk, at room temperature
tablespoons (28 grams) butter
tablespoons (25 grams) granulated white sugar
tablespoons (25 grams) light brown sugar
tablespoons lemon, orange, or apple juice