apple bundt cake with honey glaze

we made this cake for rosh hashanah and i had to share it (because i keep getting DMs asking for the specifics). it’s jake cohens apple honey snacking cake recipe, but when i saw it i immediately wanted to do it in bundt form with a glaze versus the confectioners sugar (i just love a glaze way more).

apple bundt cake with honey glaze

this apple bundt cake is one bowl, super quick to make and SO MOIST AND DELICIOUS. we make it every year!


for the cake

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 honeycrisp apples (mostly peeled, cored and chopped)*

for the glaze

  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2-4 tb of milk
  • 1 tb honey
  • 1 tb juice (i used pineapple)
  • splash of vanilla paste


  1. preheat the oven to 325 degrees and spray or grease the bundt pan.
  2. in a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, granulated sugar, apple sauce, honey, vanilla, and eggs until smooth. add the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking soda, and baking soda and stir until just combined. fold in the apples and pour into the prepared cake pan.
  3. bake, rotating halfway through, for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. remove from the oven and let cool for 30 minutes before glazing.
  4. mix confectioners sugar, honey, juice and vanilla in a bowl until smooth. once cake is cooled and on a plate, slowly pour glaze all along the top and let drip down the sides. use a spoon to redistribute what drips into the center.
  5. if you want to decorate with chamomile flowers like i did, just wait for the glaze to dry and cut them so theres a little tiny stem to stick into the cake. it’s actually pretty fun. i just had everyone remove before eating!


*jake cohen left his apples unpeeled, but we peeled ours. totally personal preference!
**if you want more glaze, you can easily make a second batch quickly — honestly i loved the glaze so much, i would maybe try a second batch next time can you tell i love glaze?!


jake cohens cookbook / bundt pan / our apple corer

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  1. Beautiful cake! Also I love your jumpsuit! Where is it from??

  2. This was so good! Made it last night right after reading your post. There is always room for more cake recipes you can make after the kids already sleep (=no mixer required), haha. But there was some left in the morning and kiddos gave it a thumbs up too. Super delish! Thanks once again, Molly!

  3. Easy and delicious! Kids helped make and eat the cake. L’shana Tovah!

  4. Love your blog, it brightens my life. I’ll bet it brightens a lot of people’s lives who don’t leave a comment. Thanks, ann

    1. Molly Madfis says:

      thank you thank you. this means so much to me!!!