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X'tra Good Apple Walnut Bundt Cake



This is a sugar dusted Apple bundt cake with a thin crunchy crust and a moist and nutty inside.  Made  with tart Granny Smith apples, chopped walnuts and a sprinkling of cinnamon, it was very aromatic.  The sweet smell of cinnamon and vanilla lingered in the kitchen for quite a while.



















Recipe for X'tra Good Walnut Apple Bundt Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sunflower/canola oil
  • 7 oz soft brown sugar
  • 12 oz plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1  tsp baking soda
  • 1  tsp cinnamon
  • 1  tsp vanilla
  • 1/4  tsp salt
  • 2 cups peeled, cored and shredded apples
  • 1 cup walnuts, lightly toasted and coarsely chopped
  • Icing sugar for decoration (optional)
Method
  1. Grease and lightly flour a 10 cup Bundt pan, set aside.
  2. Sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Stir in the cinnamon.  Set aside.
  3. Beat eggs, oil and sugar till light and creamy.
  4. Add in the shredded apples to the egg mixture.
  5. Fold in the sifted flour.
  6. Finally, mix in the chopped walnuts.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg.C for about 50 - 60 mins. till golden brown.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  8. Let cool in pan for about 30 mins. before  unmoulding onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Lightly dust with some icing sugar before serving.



Incidentally, I am bringing this dish over to a picnic organised by Louise @  Months of Edible Celebrations.   Louise has been hosting this picnic game for many years and this is the first time that I'm going  to this picnic. Each participant will pick an alphabet and make something with the dish name starting with that alphabet and my chosen alphabet is " X" .. X'tra Good Apple Walnut Bundt Cake. As you can see my alphabet is 'X' as I'm rather late in participating.  But thanks to Louise, I managed to squeeze in my dish at the last minute.  The roundup of the picnic game will be on 1st July, 2013 at Louise's blog.



As a rule of the game, I have to list this down.  I'm going for a picnic and I'm bringing :-

A -  Aloo Gobi
B -  Blueberry Cucumber Salsa
C - Crispy Curry Fried Chicken
D - Dying for Chocolate Chocolate Cake
E -  Tina-Eton Mess
F -  Fish in a Jar
G - Golden Pillow Hee Ban
H - Hummingbird Cake
I -  Ice Cream Sandwiches
J - Jersey Hot Dogs - Nee
K - Kahlua Mocha Ice Cream
L - Light and Soft Japanese Cheesecake
M - Ma'moul ~ A traditional Lebanese cookie
N - Nettle Quinoa Tart
O - Oriental Pasta Salad
P - Pan de Mango
Q - Quinoa Pizza Balls
R -  Rainbow Connection Cupcakes
S -  Strawberry Yogurt Ice Cream
T -  Telosma Cordata Eucheuma Jelly
U - U never fail Cheesescake
V - Vanilla & Cream Cheese Pound Cake & Citrus Glaze
W - Watermelon Sorbet
X -  X'tra Good Apple Walnut Bundt Cake

Comments

  1. Your apple walnut bundt cake is so beautiful! I love the sweet smell of cinnamon and vanilla in my kitchen too. :) What a lovely cake for afternoon tea.

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    1. Thank you, Amy. And I'm bringing this cake to a picnic!

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  2. Hi Cheah, and welcome to the Picnic Game! I'm so delighted that we could figure out a way to have you join us.

    I do believe you have chose the perfect tote along for the picnic, and the name is so fitting. That bundt sure looks Xtra Good!

    Thank you so much for joining us at the Picnic Game. I'll be sure and search you out so I can get a taste. Yes, there will be plenty but I like to nibble on everything!

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    1. Thanks, Louise. I'm sure to enjoy myself with all the goodies and meet up with all the other picnickers.

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  3. Hi Cheah,

    This looks great! Pls reserve a slice for me at the picnic! See you there and cheers!

    Ivy

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  4. A fantastic bundt cake! Golden brown and moist..just the way I love it.

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    1. Thank you, Angie. I notice that most of my Bundt cakes have a sort of a crunchy crust, maybe because of the thickness of the pan.

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  5. Hi Cheah,

    Your apple looks great! Definitely an Xtra good picnic food :D

    I'm now munching a slice of your cake with my eyes - LOL!

    Zoe

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    1. I had to have the 'X' as all the other letters were already taken. C you at the picnic!

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  6. Hi Cheah, how I wish I can have at least a slice of this cake, hmmm yummy and the mold......

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    1. Help yourself, Kimmy. Yes I like the mould too, one of my favourites!

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  7. your cake looks beautiful - i'd love a slice or two - and I love the tractor in the picture - wouldn't it be fun to go on a picnic in a tractor - because we will need it to pull a trailer with all the good food we will be eating :-)

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    1. Yes, we need a tractor to cart all the goodies we have prepared. I'll keep a slice for you!

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  8. What a lovely bundt cake! Be sure to reserve a slice for me! See you at the picnic!

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  9. Cheah, your X-tra apple bundt cake looks very beautiful. I should come earlier for an afternoon tea.

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  10. Hi Cheah ,
    What a yummy cake , please come early so I can get a piece , this cake will be gone in a flash .

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  11. this cake looks so good. want to try this some day.

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  12. Cheah ,the bundt cake looks so delicious almost reached out to grab a piece.

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  13. Cheah, this must be a lovely and fragrant cake! As always, I am very taken with your bundt pan :)

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong! I like to collect Bundt pans :)

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  14. oh cheah, you're going to the picnic too! so we go together from here, ok? LOL! i will take an x'tra piece of your x'tra good apple walnut cake!

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  15. Oh wow Cheah, so you made it to the picnic this year. Congratulations! Surely you have fun too. Your cake looks delicious. May I grab a few to keep in my takeaway container please? TQ >o<
    Enjoy & have fun!
    Cheers, Kristy

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    1. Yes and I'm looking forward to yours next. Do keep me informed.

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  16. What a pretty cake--and apple and walnut are such good classic flavors! THanks for bringing it to the picnic!

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  17. I love your cake and your swirly pan! Have you heard of the group Peoplehood of the Traveling Swirly Pan? You could start one in Malaysia as well! http://pastrychefonline.com/2013/04/17/invitation-to-be-a-part-of-the-peoplehood-of-the-traveling-swirly-pan/

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  18. Oh my husband will LOVE this!! I just need to buy some granny smiths...

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    1. Good. He'll be so pleased if you bake this for him then.

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