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Honey Cake with Apples

This super moist honey cake is made in a bundt pan and topped with caramelized apples! It is perfect for Rosh Hashana or any fall day.

Apple and Honey Bundt Cake

I love the strong honey flavor of the cake, enhanced by the nectar of the Jews (Manischewitz Concord Grape wine), and the apples caramelized in brown sugar and spices in every bite are incredible.

You can use any honey to make this cake. See my post on baking with honey for the ins and outs of using honey in desserts.


Apple and Honey Bundt Cake

To make this cake, you’ll need a bundt pan. I used the Nordicware 10-cup Heritage bundt pan. The pan will come in hand for all kinds of cakes like my pumpkin bundt cake and my cranberry cake.

Apple and Honey Bundt Cake

One important thing to note is if you are taking this cake to a kosher home, it would only be able to be served during lunch Rosh Hashana.  Dinner is almost always a meat meal this cake recipe contains butter.  

For another fruit and honey cake, try my pear cake. It’s also a honey cake – this time made with poached pears and red wine.

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Apple and Honey Bundt Cake
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Honey Cake with Apples

This honey cake is a moist cake that is loaded with honey flavor, enhanced by Manischewitz Concord Grape wine, and topped with apples caramelized in brown sugar and spices.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple honey Bundt cake, apple honey cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 344kcal
Author Stef


Apple Topping Ingredients

  • 3 medium-sized apples cut into 16 slices each
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sweet red wine I used Manischewitz Concord Grape
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Apple Topping Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, toss apple slices in brown sugar and spices.
  • Arrange apple slices in the bottom of a greased 10-cup bundt pan.
  • Pour melted butter evenly over apple slices.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Cake Instructions

  • Boil wine in a small saucepan until it reduces by half to 3/4 cup (10-15 minutes). Set aside.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • In a separate mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, mix butter, applesauce, honey, eggs, vanilla, and reduced wine until fully combined.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients a little at a time until just combined.
  • Pour batter over pre-baked apple topping. It will come almost to the top of the bundt pan.
  • Bake for 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven, cool for 10 minutes, then invert and cool on a cooling rack.


Nutrition Facts
Honey Cake with Apples
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 196mg8%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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