We’ve all done it. We reach for that apple fritter, apple crisp or apple cobbler and convince ourselves it’s fine to eat because it has apple in it.
An apple a day does keep the doctor away, after all.
So here’s another great apple-inclusive treat you can justify eating.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 75 minutes
Servings: 8 to 10
3 cups all purpose baking flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup honey
1 1/4 cup canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
Dash of ground cloves
4 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and shredded*
TIP: To shred apples, you can use a cheese grater or food processor. Don’t worry about trying to save every drop of juice – or draining out the juice either. What you grate into the bowl or measuring cup will be perfect.
- Preheat oven to 325 F
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Whisk in the oil, vanilla, honey and both kinds of sugar
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, salt, allspice, cloves, baking power and baking soda
- Combine the dry and wet ingredients, stirring to blend
- Fold in apples
- Grease a bundt pan with cooking spray and pour in batter, smoothing it out with a spatula
- Bake for 75 to 90 minutes
- As the cake turns a golden brown, insert a toothpick (away from the edges) and remove it. The cake is done with the toothpick comes out clean
- Let the cake cool about 10 minutes and then flip it onto a wire cooling rack – tapping gently to remove the cake from the pan
- Allow the cake to cool completely before icing
- About an hour before serving, sprinkle 2 or 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar over the top and add icing
We recommend buying icing at the store because, you know, it’s easier – but if you want to make your own:
Combine 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon of creamer in a bowl and whisk. If it’s too thick, add more creamer until you get a consistency that’s easy to pour, but not so thin that it will drip right off the cake. Fill a plastic zipper storage bag with icing and snip off the corner to decorate the cake.