Monday, February 10, 2014

Uncle Bob's Fresh Apple Cake with Honey Glaze

Uncle Bob's Fresh Apple Cake
for the honey glaze:
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons milk

for the apple cake:
3 cups diced granny smith apples (I used apples from the tree in my yard)
1 cup lightly toasted chopped walnuts  (my walnuts weren't toasted)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1-1/4 cups vegetable oil (I used applesauce and no oil)
3 eggs

Create the Apple Cake and Honey Glaze:

prepare the honey glaze:
Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and stir until smooth.  Cover with plastic wrap and set the bowl aside.  (This will thicken up as it sets.)

prepare the apple cake:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Lightly grease or spray a Bundt cake pan.

In a bowl, mix together the diced apples, toasted chopped walnuts, vanilla, and cinnamon.  In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

Using an electric mixer beat the sugar, oil (or applesauce) , and eggs in a large bowl.  Add in the dry ingredients and beat until completely combined.  Fold in the apple mixture.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.  The batter is going to be thick. Place pan on center rack and cook for 60 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Allow the cake to fully cool in the pan, about 1 hour, and then turn it out onto a plate.

Drizzle the apple cake with the honey glaze!  The cake can be wrapped tightly and stored in refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.


This cake tasted  more delicious the second day, and better yet the third day.  So feel free to prepare a day or more in advance and put the cooled, wrapped cake in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  You can wait until the day you are going to serve to prepare the glaze.  Make the glaze a couple hours in advance so it has a chance to set up and thicken slightly.  Drizzle the cake with the glaze before serving.  Enjoy!!!

1 comment:

  1. I used apples from my tree in the yard to make this cake. I made it Saturday, took it to a dinner Sunday, had some left over and ate it for breakfast tis morning. It is better this morning than it was yesterday. Moist and flavorful. I used up nearly five cups of apples this way. Always enjoy eating what I raised.