Apple Honey Cake

Every Rosh Hashanah I struggle with the honey cake.  I have yet to find one that I want to make year after year.  I made an apple honey bundt cake this year.  It is moist, sweet but not too sweet and full of apples.  This could be making an appearance again next year.

1 cup sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

3/4 cup honey

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

3 apples – cored, peeled and shredded ( I used a Cuisinart with the shredding disc)

You could add nuts but I opted against.  Walnuts are the way to go here.  Maybe 1 cup.

Preheat oven to 325.

Stir together the sugar and oil until fully incorporated.  Beat the eggs until they are a pale yellow.  Add to the sugar and oil.  Stir in the honey and vanilla.

In a separate bowl add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.  Add this to the other bowl and incorporate.

Last, fold in the apples (and walnuts if you want) to the mixture.

Transfer to a buttered Bundt cake (or 2 loaf pans).  Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Let this rest for about 15 minutes and then flip onto a plate to serve.  Drizzle with honey and sugar/cinnamon.  Serve.


Comments (Archived):

  1. Kirsten Lambertsen

    Yum!!! I’ve never tried honey cake before, so this is going on the list for Fall sweets. (Unpopular opinion: Just say No to nuts in sweets, ha!)

  2. awaldstein

    All I can do is wish you the sweetness of a great year ahead. A wish and a tradition that I’ve liked since childhood.

    1. Gotham Gal

      And you too