Honeyed Apple Cake

A lovely cake with chunks of apples flavored with honey, coffee and grated lemon rind.

Honeyed Apple Cake

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups apples – peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Instructions

1 In a large bowl, cream the butter or margarine with the brown sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the honey, lemon rind, and coffee.

2 In another bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat into the creamed mixture. Stir in the apples and walnuts.

3 Turn the batter into a greased and floured tube pan. Bake the cake into a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until it tests done with a toothpick. Let cool on a rack. Makes 16 servings.

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