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Oak Glen Apple Cake

No recipe image available.This moist, honey-sweetened apple cake is wonderful served as is, and even more so with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 cups apple, finely diced, unpared
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Generously grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt® pan or 10-inch tube pan. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, combine all cake ingredients except nuts; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in 1 cup nuts. Spoon batter into prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool upright in pan 15 minutes on wire rack; invert onto serving plate. Cool completely.
  4. In small saucepan, combine 2 tablespoons brown sugar, milk and 1 tablespoon butter; cook over low heat just until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar; blend until smooth. Drizzle over cake; sprinkle with 1/4 cup nuts.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Honey Board.