Fresh Granny Smith Apple Cake

November 04, 2013
Oh the joy of Fall and a recipe for Fresh Apple Cake!
The weather is cooling, the nights are becoming longer, fragrant candles are burning and our Harvest Tree is glowing!
These are all just a few of my favorite Fall happenings.
I am sure you have a list as well.
I just want to hunker down by the glowing fire with my favorite cozy blanket and a little treat.


The hubby and I have been striving to trim our waste lines and yet not giving up totally on some fresh Fall treats.
(This recipe does have fresh apples in it, so I can fudge a little on the total truth!😉)
I think I may have found the perfect cake to satisfy our sweet tooth without going over the top.
I think that this just might be one of the desserts that I make for our 
Thanksgiving meal.


What I Love About This Cake

  • Easy and Quick to make.
  • Filled with fresh Granny Smith Apples.
  • Toasted Pecans.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Frosting is made with Fresh Honey.
With all of these wonderful ingredients who could resist this homemade Fresh Granny Smith Apple Cake.

Why I Love a Bundt Cake

  • No-Fail
  • Easy to mix
  • Batter has a great consistency and bakes into a lovely cake.
  • Simple to Decorate.
  • Stunning to Serve.
  • Great for Transporting.
The fragrance of this Fresh Granny Smith Apple Cake wafting throughout the home screams comfort!


Fresh Apple Cake~

Honey Glaze:

1 1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Fresh Apple Cake

3 cups cubed Granny Smith apples ( about 2 medium size)
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans toasted
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
3 eggs

Honey Glaze-

In a small bowl add all ingredients and whisk together.  Set aside.

Toasted Pecans-

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, lightly spritz cookie sheet with cooking spray, spread chopped pecans evenly over cookie sheet and bake 5-7 minutes.

Directions~ Preheat oven to 325 degrees Bake 1 hour 30 minutes or until a tester inserted into middle of cake comes out clean.
Fresh Apple Cake-

Spray Bundt pan with bakers joy cooking spray.

In medium bowl combine apples, pecans, vanilla and cinnamon. Set aside.

In a separate mixing bowl combine sugar, oil and eggs using an electric mixer, mix all of these ingredients together until well blended.  Add sifted flour, baking soda and salt beat until all ingredients are mixed. Fold in apple mixture and pour into prepared pan.

Remove from oven when done and cool in pan for about an hour, on wire cooling rack.  

Glaze cake and top with Pecan Halves.


Love this apple cake!

So many occasions to serve this cake tasty and pretty cake.
It would also be perfect to serve for  a brunch or an afternoon coffee or tea. 

Just be sure to wrap the cake well and refrigerate it for up to four days.
Happy Weekend Friends!

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  1. This cake looks so good. I wish I could take a bite right now! I LOVE the way you took pictures of the ingredients spilling out of the glasses! Such a unique idea and makes for a wonderful photograph!

  2. Wow, it's so pretty and to think, it has all my favorite things, yummy, can't wait to try it out....

  3. A very pretty presentation of a delicious looking and sounding cake! That green of the granny smiths gives it such fresh appeal, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing all the sweetness, Jemma!


  4. looks yummy, and ??healthy??. Copied your recipe and will have to try it out.

  5. This looks great! We have lots of granny smith apples ready for picking on our tree. I think I'll be able to put a few of them to good use. :)

  6. You need your own cook book, Jemma. You are great at sharing recipes and taking pictures that make your mouth water!

  7. I loved the whole thing from the recipe to the photographs. I love the three ingredients - and how you have them laid out. You are so talented - just beautiful. And how do you find the time to do this?

  8. What a beautiful cake! Almost to pretty to cut!

  9. That's the perfect cake for this cooler season....looks delish. And your photography is beautiful. I have a ton of apples we got from the local orchard, and can see this in our future.


  10. I have added this to my Thanksgiving Day lunch...Looks absolutely delicious. You are fast becoming my "cookbook" of choice.....Beautiful shots...

  11. This cake looks so delicious! I'll be "pinning" it so I can make it in the near future. How did you get that perfect pattern with the frosting on your cake?

  12. Jemma,
    I am pleased to nominate you and your blog for the Liebster Award. Please see my Nov. 6 for all the details.


  13. This looks delicious. What a great cake recipe.
    Have a great weekend.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  14. You make the most beautiful bundt cakes!


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