Walnut Raisin Spiced Bundt Cake

It's November and I am ready to share my favorite holiday recipes! I'm already looking forward to Christmas and to share those holiday inspired recipes but first things first-- Thanksgiving. I love making bundt cakes around the holidays and my favorite flavor is just a simple spiced bundt cake. You can pretty much add any kind of toppings or add-ins to a spiced cake and it will still be delicious. This recipe is nothing too creative but it is a favorite in my family, it's a simple Walnut Raisin Spiced Cake. PERFECT for Thanksgiving.

My next spiced cake combination will most likely include a cream cheese filling and blueberries on top!

So many choices... but for now, enjoy this simple recipe. :)

What are your favorite toppings or add-ins?

Walnut Raisin Spiced Bundt Cake

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 3/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 container of store bought frosting, or your favorite frosting recipe

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together coconut oil and applesauce. Add in eggs, vanilla extract and milk.
  4. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix slowly until well combined. Fold in 1 cup of walnuts and all the raisins. Mix well.
  5. Pour batter into a prepared bundt cake pan (be sure to grease every surface, bundt cakes can stick and ruin the cake!). Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick insert in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes then carefully loosen cake from pan. On a clean, flat surface (or wire rack) and turn cake upside down. Let cool completely.
  7. Frost with your favorite frosting, sprinkle with walnuts and enjoy!