Spiced Apple Bundt Cake


Prep time25 minutes
Cooking time50 minutes
Total time1 hour, 15 minutes


Perfect for a casual gathering, this cake is extra-special when glazed. A wonderful way to use some of those heirloom apples you've been discovering (or rediscovering) this season!


1 cup
pecans (chopped)
3/4 cup
brown sugar (lightly packed, divided)
3 teaspoons
cinnamon, ground (divided)
1 1/2 cup
flour, all-purpose
1 1/2 cup
flour, whole wheat
1/2 cup
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1 teaspoon
nutmeg, ground
1/2 teaspoon
allspice, ground
1/2 teaspoon
ginger, ground
egg (beaten)
3/4 cup
vegetable oil
1 cup
applesauce (unsweetened)
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
3 cups
apple, tart (peeled and diced)


Preheat oven to 350°F. To make the pecan filling, mix together the pecans, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside. For the cake batter, whisk together the flours, the remaining sugars, salt, baking soda and remaining spices in large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, oil, applesauce and vanilla. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just until blended. Fold in the diced apples.

Grease the Bundt pan, spoon half the batter into the bottom of the pan, sprinkle evenly with the pecan filling and top with the remaining batter. Place in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes. Check for doneness and continue baking if needed. Let the cake cool in the pan before turning it out.

Interested in glazing this cake? Just mix together 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon each of maple syrup and apple juice (or milk) and drizzle it over the cooled cake. Top with chopped pecans if desired.


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