Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

A moist apple cake drizzled with a creamy, brown sugar glaze.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12



  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups diced apples
  • 2 tsp cinnamon divided
  • 1 cup chopped nuts almonds, walnuts,

Brown Sugar Glaze

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour bundt cake pan. Set aside. Combine oil, eggs, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together until smooth. Combine flour, 1 tsp of cinnamon and baking soda in a medium bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet whisking as you do so. Fold in apples, salt, and vanilla. Pour into pan. Sprinkle remaining 1 tsp of cinnamon over cake batter. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Meanwhile, combine butter, sugar, and half and a half in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat until sugar dissolves. Let cool for 5 minutes and then whisk in the powdered sugar. Pour glaze over cool cake. Sprinkle with nuts before frosting sets.