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Brown-Sugar Apple Cake

Every piece of cake is guaranteed to have some apple slices.

  • Yield: Makes three 5 3/4-by-3 1/4-inch loaves

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2006


  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, plus more softened for pans
  • 2 tart apples (1 pound total), such as McIntosh or Granny Smith
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup walnut halves (about 3 1/2 ounces), toasted and coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter three 5 3/4-by-3 1/4-inch nonstick straight-sided mini loaf pans. Peel, core, and cut apples into 1/4-inch-thick wedges; transfer to a medium bowl. Add spices and granulated sugar; toss. Arrange in a line down center of pans so that apples stand upright.

  2. Whisk brown sugar, flour, and salt in a large bowl. Add egg and butter; whisk until just combined. Stir in walnuts. Pour batter over apples in pans. Smooth top.

  3. Bake until tops are deep golden brown and a cake tester inserted into centers comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool slightly in pans on wire racks, about 25 minutes. Run a knife around edges of cakes to loosen, and turn out each onto a large plate. Using a serrated knife, cut each cake into 6 slices, and serve.

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