Apple Butter Cake With Beer & Honey

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

A very rich and spicy bundt cake... this is an online recipe that I adjusted a bit. I managed to run out of flour while I was making this and only had self-rising flour, so I omitted the baking powder and salt; I've also toned down the cloves a bit (the original recipe calls for a whole teaspoon). You could do an icing for this cake, but I think a dusting of confectioners' sugar is just enough.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. *Ifyou don't have self-rising flour, you can use regular all-purpose flour and add 2 tsp.
  2. baking powder and 1/4 tsp.
  3. salt.
  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  5. Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy; add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  6. Add apple butter, orange juice, and honey; mix well.
  7. Toss raisins and walnuts in a small amount of the flour.
  8. Add sifted, combined dry ingredients alternately with beer, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
  9. Stir in the flour-coated raisins and walnuts.
  10. Pour batter into a greased and floured bundt cake pan.
  11. Bake at 325 degrees F for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  12. Dust top and sides with confectioners' sugar.


Most Helpful

Super cake..people couldnt believe that there was beer in it..I used a home brewed honey dark lager beer and it was fantastic..Thanks

phosman646 January 30, 2007

Very good cake, the kind I enjoy as a snack or breakfast (great with coffee!), spread with labneh (kind of yogourt "cream cheese"). It has a light, pleasant beer taste, emphasized by the spices of the cake (they are really aromas here and don't play the main part as in a spice cake and it's fine for this recipe since it doesn't hide the other flavors). I halved the recipe, so all measures I give are for the half recipe, and baked it in an 8X4 loaf pan and it was perfectly cooked after 50 minutes at 350F. I used whole-wheat pastry flour and subbed apple butter for the butter, using the total 1/2 cup apple butter in step 5. I therefore reduced sugar a bit, using 1/2 cup sucanat and 1/4 cup white sugar. I was afraid that even then, it would be too sweet (there'a also honey!), but it was OK. I used a local red ale on lees. Next time I'll try adding in a diced apple together with the raisins and walnuts, just to make it more apple-y. Thank you for this unusual and good recipe!

Anne La Quebecoise November 24, 2005

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