Apple Cake with Honey Bourbon Glaze

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Apple Cake with Bourbon Honey Glaze
Apple Cake with Bourbon Honey Glaze

Whether it’s fall, winter, or the middle of summer, nothing beats a slice of spice cake, a warm cup of coffee, and good discussion with your closest friends. That includes your book club!

This spice cake made with apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecans is comforting and delicious.

The additional of the bourbon honey glaze on the cake adds a depth of flavor and a sweetness that compliments the spice nicely.

Cooked in a Bundt pan, the cake forms a nice crust on the outside while remaining soft on the inside—my favorite.

If you’re stopping by here while searching for recipes, you may not know that the recipes here are all inspired by books! This particular recipe was created after reading The Giver of Stars.

The book follows five Pack Horse Librarians in the 1930s who form an immutable bond that is tested in unforgettable ways as they journey through the dangers of the Appalachian mountains.

If you love reading, check out more about this great book HERE!

Apple Cake with Bourbon Honey Glaze
Apple Cake with Bourbon Honey Glaze

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The good news about this cake is that it’s fairly simple to create.

The most important thing is to cook it until it is completely done so that it doesn’t fall in once cooled.

Check doneness by inserting a toothpick into the middle of the cake and removing from the oven only when the toothpick comes out clean. The outside will be golden brown, but it may not be done so be sure to test with the toothpick.

When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a cake stand or serving dish to continue cooling.

Drizzle the glaze on once the cake is cooled, but not before. If the cake is too warm, the glaze will thin too much from the heat.  

Apple Cake with Bourbon Honey Glaze
Apple Cake with Bourbon Honey Glaze
Apple Cake with Honey Bourbon Glaze

Apple Cake with Honey Bourbon Glaze

A deliciously warm spiced Apple Cake with a Honey Bourbon Glaze for a rich sweetness! If you're looking for food ideas for The Giver of Stars, look no further! Your book club will love this recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 551 kcal


  • Bundt pan


Apple Cake:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup pecans chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup oil
  • 3 cups apples 3-4 apples

Bourbon Honey Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp bourbon


For the Apple Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Peel, core, and dice the apples.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the sugar, oil, and eggs.
  • Add in the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla and mix together.
  • Add in the flour and stir until well mixed.
  • Last, fold in the diced apples and chopped pecans.
  • Pour the batter into a greased and floured Bundt pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until the cake is golden and a toothpick comes out clean.

Bourbon Honey Glaze:

  • Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl until the powdered sugar is dissolved.
    Apple Cake with Honey Bourbon Glaze
  • Drizzle over the cooled cake.
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Don’t forget to check out the book that inspired this recipe, The Giver of Stars! And, let me know what you think of this delicious Apple Cake with Honey Bourbon Glaze!

Until next time, Happy Eating and Reading!

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