A classic Honey Apple Cake that’s delicious and easy to make. Perfect for any occasion! You’ll definitely want to save this recipe!
This post is sponsored by Danish Creamery. All opinions are my own.
Just a couple more days and it’s officially Fall. And if you’re into baking, this is by far the best season to whip up some treats – starting with this Honey Apple cake! I’ve made it so many times, I know the ingredients by heart. What I love about this cake is that it’s a great recipe to transition into the season but it also works year round.
This Honey Apple Cake is a total game changer! It’s super soft and buttery, with yummy apple chunks and a sweet honey flavor. What I love about this cake is that it’s a great recipe to transition into the season but it also works year round.
I teamed up with Danish Creamery to develop this recipe, we use these products in our every day life as well as in every cake I make for YoC. Their butter is made with two simple ingredients: high-quality cream from California pasture-raised cows, and a touch of sea salt. Plus, it has 85% butter fat (!!), which is perfect for baking.
difference between european-style butter and American butter
European-style butter refers to cultured butter that has been churned to at least 82% butterfat, as opposed to an all-American butter which contains 80% fat and isn’t cultured. So, what does this mean for you? Well, although you can use them interchangeably, more fat means flakier crusts, fluffier biscuits and butterier cakes! If you aren’t using European-style butter you’re definitely missing out.
How to make a Honey Apple Cake from scratch
This Honey Apple Cake is made with simple, high quality and seasonal ingredients. Here’s what you need:
- Gala apples: my favorite kind, for their mild and sweet flavor. They’re easy to find, and I always go for organic ones.
- Danish Creamery Unsalted European Style Butter (room temp): with 85% butter fat you know this cake will turn out soft and delicious.
- Honey: buy local raw honey, when possible.
- All purpose flour: I use unbleached (a personal preference). You can read more about bleached vs unbleached flour here, and make your choice!
- Spices: to give it a fall flavor, I added cinnamon, a hint of nutmeg and ginger.
- Light Brown Sugar: love the addition of brown sugar for a light caramel flavor.
- Necessary Equipment: a stand mixer or hand mixer and a bundt cake pan.
- Basics: eggs, milk, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar, vanilla.
To make this recipe: first, cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add the eggs and egg yolk, vanilla, milk and honey. In a separate bowl, whisk the dry ingredients. Peel, core and chop the apples into very small chunks. Add the dry ingredients (reserve about 1/4 cup and set aside) to the wet and continue mixing until fully combined. Add the apple chunks to the 1/4 cup of flour mixture, this helps the chunks to not sink at the bottom of the cake. Fold in the apple chunks and transfer to a greased and floured bundt cake pan.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If using a regular cake pan, cook for about 50 minutes, as the center takes longer to cook.
How long does a Honey Apple cake last?
Store this cake in a dry place at room temperature for up to 4 days. If it’s hot or humid, store in the fridge and cover with foil, so that it doesn’t absorb other odors.
To serve, slice and drizzle some warm honey on top. Avoid adding honey to the entire cake so that it doesn’t get soggy.
Check out other fall recipes:
- Classic Italian Tiramisu
- Pumpkin Cheesecake with Maple Bourbon Meringue
- Pumpkin Banana Breakfast Loaf
- Chocolate Streusel Coffee Cake
If you make this recipe, make sure to tag me @yogaofcooking on Instagram. Or comment below if you made this Honey Apple Cake recipe. Save this recipe on Pinterest using the pin button on the recipe card, the pin buttons above this post, or on any of the photos! Happy Baking! xoPrint
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