Yesterday evening upon returning from work, I decided to bake this very sweet and easy apple walnut bundt cake. The brown sugar glaze on top gives off a caramel flavor, which gives the cake an added flavor, but you can easily skip this step if you want to cut down on the sweetness. (By the way, my cake broke in half when I was removing it out of the cake pan, so excuse the crack in the photos.)
Apple Walnut Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used sunflower oil)
- 3 cups chopped apples (I used 2 medium red apples)
- 1 cup (approx. 200 gr.) chopped walnuts
- 1 cup brown sugar (for the glaze)
- 1/4 cup (60 ml.) milk (for the glaze)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick; 115 gr.) butter (for the glaze)
Note: The original recipe includes vanilla extract but I didn’t have any.
Pre-heat your oven to 175°C/350°F. Whisk your flour, soda, salt and cinnamon into one bowl. Then beat your eggs in a larger bowl, add in your oil and sugar, and beat for a few minutes. Eventually mix in your dry ingredients. Peel and chop your apples, then chop your walnuts. Fold in the apples and walnuts with a spatula into the batter. Lastly, pour the batter into a bundt cake pan (25 cm./11 inch), which is greased and floured. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. When your cake is about to come out, boil your sugar, milk, and butter in a saucepan for a couple of minutes. Once you take out the cake, pour the hot glaze on top of your cake. Now, I personally removed my cake before doing this, but in the original recipe it states to pour before removing from the pan, so it’s your choice.
The cake has a lovely combination of multiple flavors and seeing how I am a fan of apples, walnuts, and cinnamon, this really fits my preferences. Nevertheless, it is a very sweet cake, so I recommend to skip the glaze on top, as I feel like alone the cake will be simpler but perhaps better. In any case, it is, undoubtedly, a delicious cake! 🙂 I know the photos may not do it justice, but trust my word 😀
Until next time!