Apple Cake (with Orange Glaze)

Another Bundt style cake.  This one is amazing!  I think I’m in love with the Glaze.  We were licking the bowl!  The apples in this cake are not at the forefront in texture, I think they just increase the moisture.  So very good!

There was a point while making the icing that I doubted myself; wondering if Grandma meant actual “icing” with these added ingredients.  Her recipe doesn’t indicated icing “sugar”.  And also it just says “All Purpose” instead of “All Purpose Flour”.  I think she was writing this one down in a hurry! haha

Next time I make this cake, and I’ve had a request for a next time already :), I think I will let the icing harden more in the fridge… It was pretty runny!

Here is Grandma’s recipe:

And here is the printable recipe (because we all know your smartphone is going to black out before you remember the next ingredient, ha!):

Apple Cake


  • 1.5 cups oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp grated orange peel
  • 3 cups diced apples (approx 4-5 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp soft margarine
  • 1 tsp grated orange peel
  • 2-3 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  1. Mix oil, sugar & eggs together.  Add Flour, soda & salt.
  2. Last, add orange peel, diced apples, and walnuts.
  3. Pour/scoop into a greased Bundt Pan.
  4. Bake at 350 for 1 hr and 15 minutes
  5. Cool 20 minutes and invert.
  6. Once cooled and placed on a serving tray,  pour glaze overtop.
  7. Makes about 20 servings.
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