Apple Harvest Pound Cake with Caramel Glaze Recipe -
Apple Harvest Pound Cake with Caramel Glaze Recipe
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Apple Harvest Pound Cake with Caramel Glaze

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"This is a fantastic Bundt cake that my grandmother used to make for Thanksgiving. It has been a family favorite for years!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch Bundt cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 20 mins

    1 hr 50 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch Bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; stir into the batter just until blended. Fold in the apples and walnuts using a spoon. Pour into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the crown or the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes then invert on to a wire rack.
  4. Make the glaze by heating the butter, milk and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, then remove from the heat. Drizzle over the warm cake. I like to place a sheet of aluminum foil under the cooling rack to catch the drips for easy clean up.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 04, 2008

i hate when people change everything and then review the recipe poorly BUT i have made this many times (exact instructions first then made changes). this cake rocks. the glaze is delish. i find light brown sugar tastes way better in it than dark. i also baked it at 325 for 70 min. i used half white and half brown sugar and sub'd apple sauce in for 1/3 the amount of oil. (1/2 cup ap. sauce, 1 cup oil) i also increased cinnamon to 1 teaspoon. that's my fave way. made it for my aunt's bday. she hates sweets and had a second piece!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2011

As written, this cake has too much oil. I cooked it at 325 for 70 minutes and doubled cinnamon, per reviews. I did not have any applesauce so I could not sub. it for the oil. It is worth trying again with the 1cup oil, 1/2 cup applesauce. Maybe then I can give it 5 stars. After baking, it still tasted too "wet" for me. Nice taste though.

Nov 03, 2008

I've already made this cake twice this week because I just can't get enough of it! I did take the advice of several reviews to bake @ 325 for 70 minutes, and used applesauce for 1/3 of the oil - thanks! I also used the tips to put foil or a paper plate under the rack to catch the glaze drippings - until today. Instead, I put the cake plate under the rack, then set the cake right on top of all the drippings - no mess to clean, no waste, and now underneath is saturated as well. Mmm-mmm!

Sep 04, 2007

I substituted 1/3 of the oil with applesauce, doubled the cinnamon, added a dash of nutmeg, substituted half of the white sugar with brown sugar, and half of the other half of white sugar with Splenda. To use as much of the glaze as possible, I put a large plate underneath the cooling rack as I drizzled the glaze on the cake, and then switched to a clean plate. Then, I drizzled the glaze that dripped onto the first plate. The only thing that seems off is the cooking time and temp. 325 F for 70 minutes was enough.

Nov 07, 2011

OMG! This apple cake is so moist and so delicious! It's the perfect fall dessert. I used half white sugar and half brown sugar and next time I would probably cut back on the oil because it was almost too moist. I used 3 Granny Smith apples and didn't add the walnuts to the cake but rather sprinkled them over top of the cake along with the caramel glaze which was fabulous. I did add just a splash of vanilla to that to give it more of that "caramel" flavor.

Sep 30, 2008

This was SOOOOO yummy! I used Splenda instead of sugar, the Splenda browqn sugar blend instead of brown sugar and added 2 extra apples. AWESOME, moist and sooooo tasty.

Aug 05, 2007

I made this cake for a co-worker's birthday and everyone loved it! They raved over the caramel glaze and loved the fact that it had apples and walnuts in it. I'll be making this for future family get-togethers, too!

Sep 30, 2007

I served this at a party and everyone raved about it and asked for the recipe! It was great because I made it the day before the party and just drizzled the glaze over it when I was ready to serve it. I doubled the cinnamon like others had suggested and only baked it for 70 minutes at 325. It was moist and delicious! I'll make it again for sure.


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  • Calories
  • 682 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 71.1 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 42.8 g
  • 66%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 375 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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