Spiced Apple Bundt Cake


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!

Prep Time

25 minutes

Cook Time

50 minutes


1 Cake


1 cup pecans (chopped)
3⁄4 cup brown sugar (lightly packed, divided)
3 teaspoons cinnamon, ground (divided)
1 1⁄2 cups flour, all-purpose
1 1⁄2 cups flour, whole wheat
1⁄2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
1⁄2 teaspoon allspice, ground
1⁄2 teaspoon ginger, ground
2 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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