With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Apple Walnut Bundt Cake

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Apple Walnut Bundt Cake

Apples and Autumn are on my mind.
The leaves on the trees are beginning to tinge on their tips and the sky has been clear and blue with gorgeous sunsets.
I tried a recipe for a tasty bundt cake that is moist and filled with spices and shredded apples.  Substitute pecans for the walnuts or leave the nuts out all together.  Toss in raisins if you like.  Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar or frost.

You won't bite into chunks of apples in this cake but you will notice the apple flavor as it blends with the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Apple Walnut Bundt Cake
slightly adapted from Taste of Home  Original Recipe

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups sugar
2 cups peeled, shredded tart apples
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp. butter, melted
2 Tbs. cream or milk (or amount to desired consistency)
dash salt (optional)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Grease and flour 10-in. fluted bundt pan

In bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

In mixer bowl, beat eggs, oil and vanilla. Mix in sugar; Add the dry ingredient mixture and mix until well blended.  Stir in the apples and walnuts.

Pour into pan; bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

Combine frosting ingredients and drizzle/spread on cooled cake.
If you are looking for a cake filled with sliced apples, you might want to try Jewish Apple Cake.  Recipe found here:

sharing at Fridays Unfolded link Party


NanaDiana said...

I am saving this recipe to try, Lorraine. It looks fabulous. Anything you have put on your blog that I have tried has always been just wonderful! xo Diana


I have a thing for 'Bundt cakes,' it's like I can't get enough of them, lol...and everything with apple, as well! I just pinned it too.
Thanks for sharing sweet lady, it looks gorgeous!

Barbara F. said...

This looks wonderful, Lorraine. I want to try this recipe. The other apple cake looks wonderful, too! Thanks for sharing.

Lorrie said...

This looks like a wonderful autumnal cake. Apples and cinnamon represent fall flavours for me.

Michelle Muse said...

It makes me want to bake right now! Yummy!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

This bunt cake looks so good. I would love to have a slice. There's nothing like a spice cake at fall. Look so good.

nancycreative.com said...

Yum! This looks like a wonderful cake for fall!

nancycreative.com said...

Yum! This looks like a wonderful cake for fall!

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

This looks so good! I love bundt cakes. Your recipe sounds like a wonderful mixture of flavors! =)

Pinned to my Cake board.

Catherine said...

This bundt looks wonderful; just waiting for a nice cup of tea. Blessings dear. Catherine

Liz said...

Lorraine, I love making bundt cakes at the first if the week to put in lunchboxes and for afternoon snacks. This one looks amazing. Can't wait to make it. Thank you for sharing. ~liz

lindsey said...

This looks wonderful, although I would have to skip the walnuts, they're the only nuts I don't like. I'm sure it would work without them though:)

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very nice! I've been craving nuts and have to get some this weekend... Happy Fall:@)

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I love bundt cakes and this just sounds wonderful. What a great way to start fall, now if it was only calorie free.

Debbie Huffaker said...

You need your own cooking show. This looks soooo good. Hope your weekend is great.

podso said...

A beautiful cake and the nuts on top just add to its look. I need to find myself a bunt pan again, not sure when mine left our house.

SarahGeorge said...

A delicious treat!! Happy Fall! :)

dentistvschef said...

Nuff said, damn delicious!!!

kitty said...

You take the prettiest food photos, Lorraine! I love that this cake has shredded apples in it to get the apple taste without the chunks. It sounds like the perfect Fall dessert.

Gypsy Heart said...

I love, love fresh apple cakes! This looks and sounds delish and I'm definitely going to try it. I wish I were your neighbor...you make so many wonderful things! :)


Preeti said...

You actually baked this cake?! OMG..I so cant believe it. looks yumm!!

Ange Nelson said...

Bundt Cakes are so fabulous, I really wish that they were more popular. This looks so delicious and yummy! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded. I'm featuring this today!


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