I am a lover of all things delicious. And this fresh apple cake is oh my goodness delicious! I keep trying to think of reasons to have people over for tea, just so that I can serve this cake. This cake is single-handedly sabotaging my weight loss efforts.
It's just that good.
The best part about it has to be the warm cinnamon glaze that oozes into the pores of the cake and infuses every bit with that perfect pinch of sweetness and moisture. Oh...and then there's the delicious apple flavor. It's kind of like having apple cider in cake form.
I'll stop swooning over the cake and fill you in on how to make it. Combine flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
In a separate bowl, combine butter, eggs, and vanilla. Mix the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients, and stir until just moistened.
Then, core and peel three apples. Many people prefer using tart apples for baking. I'm a weirdo...I like the sweet ones. Whichever apples you choose, the cake will taste delicious.
You also have a choice between how you prepare the apples. I like the apples thinly sliced so that you have hunks of apple throughout the cake. Hmmmmm, good! Cookie Bandit, on the other hand, prefers the apples shredded so that the taste is there but not the texture.
Add the apples and some chopped pecans. Gently stir into the batter.
Grease and flour a Bundt pan and spread the batter inside.
Bake at 300 degrees for 50-60 minutes (a toothpick inserted into the cake should come out clean). Let it sit for a few minutes before inverting the cake onto a cake platter. While it's still warm, whip up the cinnamon glaze and pour it over the top and into the middle.
This cake is definitely worth sharing - be sure to invite some friends over for tea when it's done baking. Your house will smell amazing and I've never met company who didn't love a piece of this cake!
Fresh Apple Cake
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 t. salt
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 t. nutmeg
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 t. vanilla
- 3 apples, cored, peeled, and diced or shredded
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Mix flours, salt, baking soda, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, combine butter, eggs, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and stir until just moistened. Fold in apples and pecans. Pour into a greased and floured Bundt pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a cake stand. Glaze while warm.
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 t. to 1 T. cinnamon
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1/4 cup milk (add more to thin glaze, if needed)
Combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth. Pour over warm apple cake.