Randy Mayor
16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

"Orchards in Fort Davis, Texas, sell boxes of apples in the fall. We always buy a box and store it in the refrigerator until holiday baking time. Then we make several cakes to give as Christmas gifts." --CL Reader

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare cake, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (flour through cloves) in a large bowl. Add water and next 4 ingredients (water through eggs); stir just until well-blended. Fold in apple. Spoon batter into a 12-cup Bundt pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Step 3

To prepare glaze, combine 3/4 cup sugar, buttermilk, syrup, and baking soda in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat 6 minutes or until sugar dissolves and mixture is light brown, stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla. Pour over cake.

Ratings & Reviews

BlueeyedSara7's Review

October 31, 2010
This cake turned out really well when I made it for a Halloween Supper Club. I replaced half of the all-purpose flour with 3/4 cup white whole-wheat flour and 3/4 cup ground flax seed. Since I was making a "Cemetery" Cake, I baked it in a 13"x9" pan so I shortened the baking time by about 10 minutes and frosted it with caramel-pecan frosting (the ground.) I then edged it with Indian corn candy (fence) and decorated double-chocolate Milano cookies with "RIP" in black icing (tombstones). It was a fun, flavorful dessert for Halloween. I will make the cake next time but won't frost it as the cake really doesn't need it.

AtlSuz's Review

September 19, 2011
Made it once with out the glaze and once with the glaze and also added plumped raisins to the batter -excellent both times. Easy to make and great flavor and texture. Its a keeper!

cabcancook's Review

July 01, 2011
This was a real crowd pleaser. I also served it without the glaze and everyone at work has declared this to be their new favorite apple cake. And it was super easy to make..no need for an electric mixer. Definitely a keeper!

IHPMom's Review

March 11, 2010
Yum! A big hit with my family. We skipped the glaze per the other reviewers suggestions and didn't miss it. A great snack cake.

megberns1's Review

September 16, 2010
I tried this recipe last night, in fact made 4 in no time at all....Everyone raved and it was so delicious...recommend it highly!!!

mary327's Review

January 27, 2013