I love honey cake, I love apple cake, so I thought I would give this a try. This was good, but VERY sweet(and I have a sweet tooth). The cake was very moist, but it was hard to taste the apples through all the honey and sugar. I tried to save it by topping with a cream cheese glaze which was tangy, to off set the sweetness of the cake. My apples were quite tart, but I would make sure you use really tart apples if you attempt this recipe as is. This recipe has a lot of potential, but it needs some work. I used way more cinnamon, several teaspoons, and I used pumpkin pie spice instead of the allspice. I'll probably up them even more next time. I used 4 small pink lady apples, because there was no real measurement in the recipe(big apples, small apples, wasn't sure). Next time I'll grate half the apples, and chop the other half for some texture(personal preference). And of course, I'll cut WAY down on the sugar! I'll probably use 1/4 cup, to let the honey and apple flavors shine through. It really doesn't need any sugar, the honey and apples make it sweet enough, but I'm not sure I can just leave out all sugar without having texture/structure issues. Some apple cakes tend to be dry, but this was super moist. I always made apple cake with chopped apples, never thought of grating them, that and the honey, I think, was what made it so moist. I'll definitely give this another try. Thanks so much for the recipe! :)
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I love honey cake, I love apple cake, so I thought I would give this a try. This was good, but...