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Apple and Honey Bundt Cake
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4.91 from 11 votes

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 344kcal
Author: Stefani


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.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1.6mg