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  • 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!” (Love apple desserts? Try my Apple Crisp!)

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    How to Make an Apple Bundt Cake

    There are a couple of 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 perfectly!


    One of those "NO FAIL" recipes that everyone loves! #applebundtcake #iambaker

    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!

    One of those "NO FAIL" recipes that everyone loves! #applebundtcake #iambaker

    Tips for Apple Cake

    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!


    One of those "NO FAIL" recipes that everyone loves! #applebundtcake #iambaker

    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!

    Apple Bundt Cake
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    1 hr 10 mins
    Cooling Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr 25 mins

    Seriously amazing Apple Bundt Cake that you will want to make again and again!

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: apple bundt cake, bundt cake
    Servings: 12 slices
    Author: Amanda
    • 2 cups (450g) granulated sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups (336g) vegetable oil
    • 2 tsp. McCormick vanilla extract
    • 3 large eggs room temperature
    • 3 cups (384g) all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • 1 tsp. cinnamon spice
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 3 medium Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored. and chopped
    Caramel Glaze
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick, 113g) butter
    • 2 tsp. heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 tsp. 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.

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    Apple Bundt CAke looked fine, but when I inverted on rack to cool, apples on top stuck to rack and pulled away. I had to invert it on plate and flip over again to get in cake container. Was so disappointed! I let it cook 64 min. Appears to be done. Have not frosted or cut into it yet. Did I do something wrong?

      Sounds like the pan just needed to be a little more prepared. Hope it still tasted good!

    Perfect!! Excellent recipe!

    I am a novice baker but have already made several of your recipes with great success to rave reviews and demands for the source. I would like to bake a bread in mini-loaf pans that hold 1/3 the volume of a normal pan. Do you know the adjustment in time and/or temperature I would need to make? Thanks for your help.

    Can this be made with Splenda and whole wheat flour?

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