3/30/13

Tracy's Fresh Apple Cake

This cake has a fresh delicious taste. The addition of honey to the glaze makes it a little extra special. I made this for dessert a week ago and everyone raved about it but the best part is that it was even more amazing the next day at breakfast. Yes cake is totally acceptable for breakfast when it contains apples.

Ingredients:
for the honey glaze:
2 cup confectioners sugar
4 tablespoons honey
3-4 tablespoons milk

for the apple cake:
3 cups diced granny smith apples
1 cup lightly toasted chopped walnuts
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
3 eggs

Directions:
1. Prepare the honey glaze. In a bowl stir all of the ingredients together until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease or spray a bundt or coffee cake pan.
3. 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.
4. Using an electric mixer beat the sugar, oil, and eggs in a large bowl. Add in the dry ingredients and beat until completely combined. Fold in the apple mixture.
5. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan. The batter is going to be thick. If you are using a coffee cake pan, as I did, place the pan on center rack and cook for 60 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
6. Allow the cake to fully cool in the pan, about 1 hour, and then turn it out onto a plate.
7. Drizzle the apple cake with the honey glaze! The cake can be wrapped tightly and stored in refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.

24 comments:

  1. Very good recept. It looks delicious :)
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  2. This looks absolutely delicious. I may have to con one of my friends into making it since I am hopeless in the kitchen.

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  3. Wow, looks so yummy. I love that there are actual pieces of apple in it!
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  4. Looks amazing! The honey glaze looks delicious! In my books it is always acceptable to eat cake for breakfast! Haha

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  5. Hello dear, such a nice blog you have. These look amazing, yummy. I am your new follower.. Hope you follow back.. (?) ;)

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  6. OMG I love apple cake. This one looks so decadent with the glaze...holy moly!! Also, it seems pretty easy to make!

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  7. Looks delicious - a good one for Easter brunch.:)

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  8. ohmygosh, this looks delicious!!! thank you for sharing the recipe with us! i'm definitely gonna try it this week. :D

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  9. What a fantastic cake and delicious glaze!

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  10. omg that looks soooooo delish! My mouth is watering!

    -liv
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  11. I would have loved it even before the icing, but wow! The icing would make it undeniably tempting!

    -Jamie
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  12. Wow! This cake is so good!
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  13. OMG so so yummy! im so glad lent is over because i have been craving dessert!

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  14. Looks delicious!
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  15. that looks super yummy! i love cake for breakfast. any kind of cake!

    modern.girl

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  16. Yummy! I can't wait to try this!


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  17. yummmmmm! looks like it came out beautiful and looks deeeelish :)

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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  18. This looks SO delicious – could really go for a piece right about now :)

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