1½ cups sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1½ cups neutral-flavoured oil (grapeseed, canola etc.)
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups white flour
¾ cup wholewheat flour
¼ cup buckwheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
a pinch of ground cloves
3 cups peeled & diced apples (about 3 large apples)
1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
1 cup brown sugar
100g butter
½ cup cream
a pinch of salt

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1.Heat the oven to 180°C.
2.Grease and flour a bundt or tube tin.
3.Combine the sugars and oil and beat well.
4.Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each one. Beat in the vanilla.
5.Combine the dry ingredients and add to sugar/oil/egg mixture. Beat until combined.
6. Fold in the apples and nuts. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until done.
7.For the glaze, combine all the ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan.
8.Heat over a medium heat until the butter is melted.
9.Increase the heat to high and boil for 3 minutes.
10.Spread the glaze over the cake while the glaze is still warm.
11.Let the glaze cool a bit and sprinkle with some flaky sea salt, if desired.

Illustration Anna Crichton