Apple Honey Cake

 As much as I didn’t want it Autumn is here and Summer is officially gone. And as much as I don’t want to say this I have to – I forgot how much I enjoyed the Autumn. My favourite things about it are the BEAUTIFUL SUNNY AUTUMN days, the fabulous colours ( die for), the rich spices and smells from of autumn comfort food (cinnimon, nutmeg, honey, maple syrup..mmm), apples, squashes…just everything. Love Autumn, or maybe I’m just in love…

Today I got this email from GOOP – Gwyenth Paltrow’s newsletter and she had a bunch of recipes for Rosh Hashanah and this was one of them. I MUST TRY THIS!!! After of course, I get myself some lovely Ontario Apples!!


Apple and Honey Cake

Makes one 8″ cake

Melted butter for greasing the pan
3 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
2 apples, peeled, cored, sliced thin
2 cups self-rising flour (For each cup of all-purpose flour, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.)
1 ½ sticks sweet butter
3 ounces honey (Use a full flavored honey packed in a jar with honeycomb for more intense honey flavor.)
3 eggs beaten at room temperature
½ cup milk

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a deep 8” diameter cake pan with the melted butter
  3. Combine ½ teaspoon cinnamon with 1 tablespoon of the sugar and sprinkle over the bottom and sides of the pan
  4. Line the base of the pan with the apple slices, overlapping them so there are no gaps for the cake mixture to seep through
  5. Sift the flour with the remaining cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
  6. Cream the butter with the sugar until it is light and fluffy
  7. Gradually pour in the honey in a stream, beating continuously
  8. Add the eggs, one at a time, to prevent curdling
  9. On low speed or by hand, add 1/3 of the flour, ½ the milk , another 1/3 of flour, the rest of the milk, finish with the flour
  10. Pour the mixture into the greased and sugared pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, depending on your oven, until a cake tester comes out clean and dry. (Bake at least 40 minutes to caramelize the apples)
  11. Allow to cool for 15 minutes, then turn cake out onto a cooling rack.
  12. The apples should be caramelized and the cake a rich golden brown.

One Comment on “Apple Honey Cake”

  1. Oh yum, honey cake is one of my favourites and apple sounds like a great addition!

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