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Honey-Apple Cake

Photo: Charles Walton
Yield Makes 1 (10-inch) cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups chopped Golden Delicious apple
  • Honey Sauce
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan; sprinkle bottom of pan with 1/4 cup pecans. Set aside.

  2. Beat sugar, oil, and honey at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended.

  3. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients. Gradually add to sugar mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in vanilla, remaining 3/4 cup pecans, and apple. Spoon over pecans in pan.

  4. Bake at 350° for 55 to 60 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes; remove from pan, and place on a wire rack over wax paper. Pour 1/2 cup Honey Sauce over warm cake. Cool.

  5. Heat remaining Honey Sauce; serve with cake and, if desired, ice cream.