Products of the Hive

Honey Apple Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup – butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup – packed brown sugar
  • 2 – eggs
  • 1/3 cup – honey
  • 1 teaspoon – grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 cups – flour
  • 1 teaspoon – baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon – baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon – ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon – salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon – ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon – ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup – water
  • 1 cup (1 medium) – pared, cored, & chopped apple
  • 1/4 cup – chopped walnuts
  • – Honey Apple Topping

Directions

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time; beat after each addition. Beat in honey and lemon peel. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, spices and salt; mix well. Add to creamed mixture alternately with water; begin and end with dry ingredients. Stir in apples and nuts. Turn into greased and floured 9-inch heart-shaped or round cake pan. Bake at 325°F for 45 to 55 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan. Cool completely. Brush top of cake with sauce from Honey Apple Topping; arrange topping on cake.

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