• Apple Bundt Cake

    filed under: Cakes on November 13, 2017

    This Apple Bundt Cake has been a family favorite for years, one that my great-grandmother used to make! I would ask her, “How do you make a bundt cake, Grandma?” And she would lean in with a gleam in her eye and whisper, “You just stand by me and I’ll show you!”

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    How to Make an Apple Bundt Cake

    There are a couple important things to remember when making a bundt cake. Make sure you start with a good recipe (one that fits in a bundt pan!) that has been tested and perfected. The other is your pan. Because this cake has big chunks of apples the batter will not mold perfectly in some of the bundt pans with more intricate designs. A classic bundt pan should work perfect!


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    This recipe has been handed down through the generations and definitely stands the test of time. I remember Grandma sending us into the yard to gather up apples so we could bake this cake! And standing by her in the kitchen as she would slowly stir the caramel. Sometimes, if I was good, I even got to drizzle her famous caramel sauce over the cake!

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    Best Apple Bundt Cake Recipe Reviews

    Hi Amanda! I baked this cake yesterday and it was delicious, so moist and tasty. Caramel sauce made it even better! I will do it definitely again!”

    “The cake turned out fantastic and almost too good to take to my coworkers!”

    “I made this cake with my mother! Love it for breakfast!”

    As you can tell, folks RAVE over this bundt cake recipe! Big chunks of apples nestled into a cinnamon spice cake batter and covered in glorious homemade caramel sauce. Not only is it delicious, but this Apple Bundt Cake Recipe is perfect for creating new memories!

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    Tips, Tricks, Variations

    This cake could also be called an Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake as we certainly packed in the cinnamon flavor! One thing that could really put this recipe over the top is using McCormick’s Apple Pie Spice. Simply substitute it for the cinnamon in this recipe.

    How to Ice a Bundt Cake

    Frosting this cake could not be easier. Simply prepare the caramel sauce recipe as directed, then pour over the cake. A couple variations are waiting 15 minutes to pour the caramel. It will be nice and thick and holds it’s shape. If you pour it immediately, it will soak into the apple bundt cake and do magical things. Both are delicious!

    Apple Bundt Cake



        • 2 c (450g) granulated sugar
        • 1 1/2 c (336g) vegetable oil
        • 2 tsp. McCormick vanilla extract
        • 3 large eggs, room temperature
        • 3 c (384g) all-purpose flour
        • 1 tsp. baking soda
        • 1 tsp. McCormick cinnamon
        • 1 tsp. salt
        • 3 medium Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and chopped

        Caramel Glaze

        • 1/2 c (1 stick, 113g) butter
        • 2 tsp. heavy cream
        • 1/2 c packed brown sugar
        • 1 tsp. McCormick vanilla extract



        1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (175°C). Grease a 9 inch Bundt pan.
        2. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, vanilla, and eggs with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
        3. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; stir into the batter just until blended.
        4. Fold in the apples by hand. Pour into the prepared bundt pan.
        5. Bake for 55-70 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
        6. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes in the pan and then invert on to a wire rack.

        Caramel Glaze

        1. Heat the butter, heavy cream, and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat.
        2. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, then remove from the heat.
        3. Add in vanilla and stir until combined. Let sit 5-10 minutes to thicken.
        4. Drizzle over the warm cake.

        Thanks so much for supporting the companies that I work with. McCormick is an amazing company with amazing products that fit perfectly into every celebration!

        Want more great BUNDT CAKE recipes?

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        could I substitute all purpose gluten free flour?

        OMG, first of all, I love this website and have found SO MANY desserts I want to bake. So I started last night with 2 cakes. First I made your cream cheese pound cake. My receipe uses butter cc and margarine baked in a tube pan, so I wanted to try this with buttermilk and bundt pan. Is is amazingly delicious. I also baked the apple bundt cake and at first the oil, eggs, sugar etc mixture was scary but the end result a delicous moist decadent delight especially good while warm. Next Im trying the heath bar cupcakes. thanks for this site.

        I made the apple cake for dinner today. It was amazing. Thank you for. Sharing these recipes… Am in charge of the culinary at the Butler co Ohio fair.in Hamilton Ohio. Would love to have as guest. Let me know what u think. The fair runs July 22 thru July 29th. Again thank u. 😍

        This sound great, I am 65 and like to bake I will try this for Summer and a Fall treat. Thank you.
        Jerry Walker

        I’m not wanting to put 1 1/2 cups of oil in anything. Is there a substitute?

        Any chance there’s a sugar free recipe for this cake? It’d be great to find a low carb desert for people with diabetes.

        The Apple Bundt Cake looks so good & yummy!!! Can you use the same recipe for a tray of mini bundt cakes? Is one full size cake equal to one tray of 6 mini bundt cakes?

        This is a new family favorite!

        Looking forward to making this for a couple of up-coming occasions. Looks magnificent. Thanks!

        But of a novice baker, tried you Apple Bundt Cake
        OMG talk about quick and easy – turned out absolutely delicious Thank you very much. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes.

        Love looking at your recipes! !

        Looks wonderful

        I made this cake, but your video says 350* and the recipe says 325*.
        My cake stuck to the bottom of the pan.

        This Apple Bundt Cake has already been requested for next Rosh Hashanah, I did use some no sugar applesauce in place of half of the oil, and Equal baking blend as a substitute for the sugar as there are several in this group that ordinarily do not eat sugar.

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