Apple Pine Nut Bundt Cake

2
Jessica S

By
@jmsqueglia

The pairing of fennel and pine nuts give a Mediterranean flavor twist to a classic apple bundt cake, to suit my Italian family's tastes. This cake has been a huge hit with family, friends, and coworkers.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12-16
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

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  • CAKE:

  • 3 c
    flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 6 oz
    greek yogurt, plain
  • 3/4 c
    oil, canola or vegetable
  • 2 tsp
    ground fennel seed*
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp
    orange zest, grated
  • 4 c
    apples, peeled & diced (about 4 medium apples)
  • 3/4 c
    dried cranberries
  • 1/2 c
    pine nuts, toasted**
  • ICING:

  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    water

How to Make Apple Pine Nut Bundt Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, & salt. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, beat together eggs and sugar, then add yogurt, oil, ground fennel, vanilla, & orange zest. Mix well.
  4. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet mixture. Mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in apples, cranberries, and pine nuts until fully incorporated and evenly distributed.
  5. Thoroughly coat 10" bundt pan with non-stick spray(or grease and flour pan well). Spread batter into pan evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes, or until toothpick or knife comes out clean. Let cool in pan for a few minutes, remove from pan and let cool completely on a rack.
  6. To make icing: sift together powdered sugar and cinnamon. Whisk in vanilla then whisk in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired thickness/consistency and lump free. Pour over cake and let drizzle down sides.
  7. * Ground fennel is difficult to find in stores. Buy whole fennel seeds and grind finely in a spice grinder.
    ** To toast pine nuts, put nuts in a dry skillet and toast on medium heat for a few minutes until slightly golden brown. Stir often and watch closely as they can turn too brown/burn quickly.

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