Spiced Apple Cake with Walnuts
Cinnamon Streusel Topping
Do I have your attention yet?
For August’s Secret Recipe Club assignment, I was given the very lovely and charming blog – Permanent Posies
She named her blog after a shop that her grandmother owned. I love the feeling of history and family that threads its way throughout her blog. I could definitely see myself hanging out with her, creating in the kitchen and then devouring the goodies while laughing the whole time.
There are so many delicious recipes on her site, however the Apple Spice Walnut Cake kept whispering to me.
It’s like Fall baked into a bundt cake.
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice, Vanilla, Almonds, Walnuts
This cake is not for beginners.
It’s not terribly difficult, but this cake requires three different stages and a bit of balance in the kitchen.
Trust me when I tell you, it’s worth it.
Thinly sliced apples
Tossed together with nutmeg, allspice and cornstarch – sauteed in butter until soft
Then there’s the layering – the layering – the layering – the layering.
Streusel, apples and cake batter.
Sautee’d apples – streusel – batter – apples – streusel – batter – streusel – batter
Bake at 350 for 1 hour 10 minutes (or until an uncooked spaghetti comes out clean)
Let the cake rest for 10 minutes in the pan, run a knife around the edges of the pan, place a wire cooling rack over the top of the bundt pan and then dump the pan over onto the wire rack releasing the cake. If the cake seems to stick a bit, tap the bottom of the cake pan with a knife a few times and let it sit.
Once the pan is released, you’ll have this delicious cake with an amazing caramelized apple crust
Allow the cake to cool for about 30 minutes prior to serving.
This post is part of the super fun Secret Recipe Club – each month we’re assigned a random blog from the other participants, we choose a recipe off their blog, make it – blog it – post it and it’s all kept secret until THE BIG REVEAL 😉
This looks like an awesome cake! Love your blog!
Thank you, Rachel! 🙂 Love your name 😉
HI! Visiting from SRC. You have a lovely blog! This cake is perfect for Fall. We have an apple tree in our yard so I will be making this soon.
I’m so envious that you have an apple tree! WOW. This cake is amazing – I hope you try it!
Thank you 🙂
So very delicious looking. If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A” ~ SRC recipe this month: Cilantro Lime Chicken
Cook Lisa Cook
Sounds wonderful! A great fal treat.
I’ll be joining the Secret Recipe club next month. I can’t wait!
It’s so fun, Allison! YOu’ll love it.
I love how the apple looks at the top of the cake. Excellent!
The apples taste even better than they look! 🙂 Thank you, Dan!
Love it! Hope you guys have a wonderful FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!
Thank you! She was SOOOO excited!
This recipe reminds me of the Joey’s Apple Cake from the White Water Cookbooks. It also happens to be my husbands favorite cake to make. You’re right about it not being super easy to make but if my husband can do it….and he doesn’t like to bake, it’s definitely worth the effort as you say! Soooo delicious.
I’ve never heard of them.. are they a local thing?? It was DEFINITELY worth it 😉
Not local to where I am, but kind of a cult following like Moosewoods of sorts. Worth checking out!
Oh my! This looks absolutely delicious!
Melissa, it’s so so so yummy 😉
have an whole orchard that needs picking – can’t wait to sue this recipe!
looks incredible – might alter sugar a bit for a b’fast treat!
You’re so good, Liberty! – related — I am SO envious that you have an orchard!
That looks just amazing! I bet it smelled up the whole house. I cannot wait to try this out.
My house smelled ridiculously good 😉
Holy mama!!! http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com
I’m drooling! Mail me a piece.
This looks so great! I don’t care how many stages it takes — I’m in!
This looks like such a nice and tasty cake that would be perfect for fall baking. I can’t wait to give this a try come September!
Oh my goodness, my husband would want to marry me all over again if I made this for him! It looks amazing!
Just printed this off! Can’t wait to pick some fresh apples and then give this a try! YUM!
Thanks again for being a part of SRC and being a part of my first group, I enjoyed being your host! Now, I get to visit everyone’s blog, THIS IS THE FUN PART!
If you haven’t already, come check out my Secret Recipe Club Post: Cucumber Salad http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/08/cucumber-salad-secret-recipe-club.html
or my second post for the SRC Raspberry and Nutella Pizza
MWAH! Thank you for being so fabulous 😉
this cake looks amazing – well done. I am gearing up to making a layer cake and love the ideas here 🙂
Visiting from the SRC… what an amazing dish. I love visiting everyone’s blog and seeing what they chose
Oh that cake looks sooo very good. I just went to the Secret Recipe club, how neat. I joined (well hopefully) if they accept it. Fun Fun.
I’ve totally been itching to get started on fall baking and this sounds amazing! I love the warms fall spices with sweet delicious apples. Great SRC pick!
this cake is seriously one of the best looking things I have seen in a long time. And the spice combination is just amazing! great choice!
om-nom-nom! :))) will past this to my wife.. lol 🙂 the pictures are sooo yummy!!
I want fall and back to school! This cake just screams fall. I want a chunky sweater on, sipping tea with a big fat slice of this.
Wow, I love this and it brings back so many wonderful memories of home! Looks and sounds wonderful!
Ohhh I see Suzanne featured you on SRC today, yum! That carmelized top looks so good 🙂 I noticed your blog hop is missing. Can you please check and add it back in? Thanks!
Looks amazing … this is now on my “to-make” list for Fall!
This gets me excited for fall! Looks great! SCR is turning out to be lots of fun — so many new recipes to try!
I decided to put your blog button on my sidebar and was looking through the comments. I noticed that there wasn’t one from me. What? How did I forget that. I read it right away but I guess I just never said anything. Thank you so much for perusing my blog and being my SRC friend this week. I am new at it and I will eventually get the program…..hahaha.
first of all, thank you very much for this recipe!
But I have a big problem with it. I was going step-by-step by your article and did everything right. At least I think 😀 Anyway, when I was done my cake was absolutely disaster! It not stay together, it was one big disaster!! :/
Do you know what I did wrong and bad? I used another type of flour…
If you can help me, I would be more than thankful!!