Best Apple Cake Ever

The Best Apple Cake Ever! The perfect sweet and spicy cake, baked with chunks of apples and walnuts and smothered in a sweet, buttery vanilla glaze. So easy to make too!
The Best Apple Cake Ever! The perfect sweet and spicy cake, baked with chunks of apples and walnuts and smothered in a sweet, buttery vanilla glaze. So easy to make too!
INGREDIENTS
For the Cake
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 large apples, peeled and cut into large pieced (Note: The original recipe calls for tart green apples, but we used some red Cortland apples we had on hand and it was delicious!)

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
For the Glaze
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Sift two additional times and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine oil and both sugars, and mix until well blended.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Add vanilla and mix again.
  • Add the sifted dry ingredients to the batter and mix thoroughly. By hand, fold in apples and walnuts and mix until evenly combined.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove cake from the oven and allow to cool in the bundt pan for 20 minutes.
  • While the cake is cooling, prepare the glaze. In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine all of the glaze ingredients. Bring to a boil and allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute.
  • Remove the cake from the pan, onto a serving plate. Spoon the glaze over the warm cake.
  • Cool for a little longer before serving.