Apple Spice Cake with Walnuts and Currants

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup large walnut pieces
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Cake
    • 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    • 2 medium Jonagold apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

    • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/4 cups sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
    • 1 cup dried currants

    Icing
    • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 cup (packed) powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    • 1 generous teaspoon dried currants

    Description

    A High Proportion Of Butter Makes For An Extra-smooth And Rich Icing. For Best Results, Use Philadelphia-brand Cream Cheese.

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