Apple & Honey Cake

1 3/4 cups flour,
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 large apples, diced
2 eggs, at room temperature

Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour or spray with baking spray with flour one 9 inch springform pan. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the oil, milk and honey. Add baking soda, baking powder and flour to the egg mixture, mix thoroughly. Add in the milk/oil mixtures and stir until well combined. Fold in apples. Pour into prepared pan and bake 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack then serve.

My thoughts:

During Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, people traditionally eat apples dipped in honey to usher in a sweet new year. This cake extends that tradition into a nice dessert.


  1. Oh wow, you’ve made my mouth water! Anything with apples baked in it gets me every time :o)

    To Love, Honor and Dismay

  2. Ohh, that looks amazingly delicious.

  3. I have now made this cake and it is yummy and smells so good with the cloves and cinnamon!!

  4. Thanks so much! Moist cake and smells so perfect for this season. I added a teeny bit of Calvados to the apples before mixing them into the cake mix. And so good with your caramel icing on top!

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  6. Rachel, my mom is allergic to honey, and I usually substitute maple syrup with success, but I've never had to sub such a large amount in baking(!). If I was to sub maple syrup, what else should I take into consideration in terms of proportions? Thanks:) And, btw, LOVE LOVE LOVE the site! 🙂

  7. Honestly, Helen, I wouldn't make this recipe if you can't use honey, I don't think maple syrup would work well at all.