Honey Apple Cake

Desserts, Recipes | November 11, 2016 | By

I know I can’t be the only one that is extremely happy the presidential election is over. Yay! I am so tired of seeing the political adds all over TV and people’s opinions plastered on social media. Let’s just return to posting pictures of our adorable children, animals, and of course food! After such a stressful election, there is only one way to unwind….by eating lots of Honey Apple Cake. Trust me, it will help tremendously!

My Aunt Sharon was kind enough to share this Honey Apple Cake recipe with me last year and since then I can’t get enough. When we have local apples in the Fall, this cake is the perfect way to let them shine. Three cups of chopped apples go into this cake which means every single bite is filled with applely goodness. You can use whatever apples you like best. I always use a combination of them and probably never the same combination twice. Cameo, Fuji, Stayman, and Honey Crisp are some of my favorite apples to bake with. If it isn’t prime apple season when you make this cake no worries! You can still bake this and it will still taste amazing!   

 Honey Apple Cake

Honey Apple Cake

Honey Apple Cake is one of those desserts where you find yourself always going back for more. One slice is just not enough. A big part of what makes it so irresistible is the glaze. After the cake has baked, you poke holes throughout it and pour on the thick honey, butter, and brown sugar glaze. That hot, delicious, sticky, amazing (yes, it deserves that many adjectives) glaze seeps down into the cake making it really moist while also bumping up the honey flavor. This is a Honey Apple Cake after all.

Honey Apple Cake

Fall is the perfect time to serve this Honey Apple Cake to friends and family OR you can bake it and eat it all by yourself. No judgement here. Just make sure you have a glass of milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream standing by. I want to thank my Aunt Sharon for sharing this recipe with me. I don’t know what I would do without this cake in my life!  

Honey Apple Cake

Honey Apple Cake

Honey Apple Cake

Honey Apple Cake

Honey Apple Cake

Honey Apple Cake

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
  • 3 cups of chopped and peeled apples
  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 stick butter (4 tbls.)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbls. honey
  • 2 tbls. milk
  • 2 tbls. flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a Bundt pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, oil, honey, and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the nuts and apples to the mixture and stir gently.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Let the cake cool while you make the glaze.
  7. In a saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, honey, milk, and flour. Cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil.
  8. While the cake is still in the pan and still warm, poke holes into the cake (if using a Bundt pan this will be the bottom) using a fork and pour the glaze over the cake making sure the glaze sinks down into the cake. Let the cake cool until you can turn it out of the pan. Enjoy!

Notes

You can also use a 9X13 inch pan for this recipe.

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