This is a very moist cake. With all the grated apples, raisins and pecans, it could stand alone without a topping; however with the praline glaze....well, you be the judge!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 10-inch Bundt cake
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10-inch Bundt pan. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, allspice, and 1 teaspoon of salt.

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  • In a large bowl, mix the vegetable oil, 2 cups of sugar, eggs, apples, 1 cup of pecans, and raisins. Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, and pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out with moist crumbs, about 70 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to finish cooling.

  • For glaze, mix 1/2 cup of white sugar, the brown sugar, half and half, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and boil, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens to a syrup, 5 to 10 minutes. A candy thermometer will read 220 degrees F (105 degrees C). At that point, stir in butter, 1 cup of pecans, and vanilla extract. Continue to cook and stir until the syrup reaches 234 degrees F (110 degrees C). Allow the glaze to cool for 5 minutes, then spread the warm glaze over the cake.

Nutrition Facts

492 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 52.9g; fat 30.7g; cholesterol 51.6mg; sodium 259.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2011
I made this cake with a few revisions, it is excellent. I used two cups chunky apple sauce and added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Also added 1/2 cup extra flour, to make up for added moisture of applesauce. When I made the glaze I added 1/4 cup Brandy instead of vanilla, remove from flame when adding it. It is now one of my favorites. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/02/2014
Really was plain I followed directions and felt the cake really needed something. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2011
I made this cake with a few revisions, it is excellent. I used two cups chunky apple sauce and added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Also added 1/2 cup extra flour, to make up for added moisture of applesauce. When I made the glaze I added 1/4 cup Brandy instead of vanilla, remove from flame when adding it. It is now one of my favorites. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2011
Loved by lots when I made. I made this according to recipe with some small changes because I didn't have everything on hand. My changes were since I didn't have allspice I used 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ground clove and 1/4 teaspoon of grated whole nutmeg. I also didn't have quiet a half cup of half and half so I added dark rum, around 2 tablespoons. I think this actually thinned the glaze a tad, but it soaked into the cake and made it super moist. It was definitely a hit and also a goner. Will make again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2011
totally delicious! Easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2012
l brought this cake to a potluck supper and everyone loved it.lt was moist and the topping made the cake tastier.Thanks alot everyone wanted this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2012
Man oh man this is a delicious cake. I followed the recipe exactly except used a caramel glaze instead. The cake itself is now my only way to kick off Autumn. Hearty yet super moist- simply awesome. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2012
This cake was very easy to make. I found it moist and delicious and I didn't even make the glaze. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2015
As a professional cook for many years, I can tell you that this in one of the best cake recipes I've ever made! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2012
I served this to a dinner party of 13 people and everyone raved about it. It is delicious and so easy to make. The sauce is delicious and adds extra sweetness. I'll definiately make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2014
Made this cake for my family last evening. Served it while it was still a little warm and not one piece was left. I did add some extra spices to the cake like 1 teaspoon each of ginger and nutmeg then 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. I only used 1/2 cup of crop pecans in the glaze. The glaze harden into a candy like shell which broke a part when we cut into it. I'm not sure if I did something wrong but the guess just gathered up the broken pieces and ate that too. Already getting request to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/02/2014
Really was plain I followed directions and felt the cake really needed something. Read More
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