Southern Apple Cake with Walnut Glaze

By Oat&Sesame
September 10, 2015
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Author Notes: This is the kind of recipe that you fall back on for any occasion. It’s one of those recipes you find scribbled in a note tucked into a cookbook from a church or school compilation. This is exactly where this recipe came from – my mother-in-law exclaimed that this is the best apple cake she’s tasted after returning from a church meeting. Y’all have to try this!Oat&Sesame

Makes: 1 large bundt or 6 mini bundt

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 cups fresh granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced (approx. 2-3 large apples)
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans), option to toast
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Cake: Sift together flour, sugar, soda, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Add eggs, oil and apples. Mix well; it will be thick. Spread evenly in tube pan (ex. bundt or angel food cake pan) spritzed with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 325 for 1 hr and 15 minutes.
  4. NOTES: Mini bundt - If you decide to make a mini-bundt, like I did, the baking time can be reduced to about 25 min. Just keep an eye on them!
  5. Glaze: Mix sugar, margarine and milk in saucepan and boil 2 minutes. Add nuts and vanilla. Pour over cake.
  6. Let the cake set in the pan about 5-10 minutes. The minute I take it out of the pan, I pour the glaze over the hot cake and continue spooning it over the cake.

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