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!

 

Apple Bundt Cake

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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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!

 

Apple Bundt Cake Recipe

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!

4.94 from 29 votes
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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 Rettke
Ingredients
Cake
  • 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
Instructions
Cake
  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.

Recipe Video

Want more great BUNDT CAKE recipes?

Harvest Chocolate Bundt Cake

Raspberry Lemon Bundt Cake

Chocolate Brownie Cake (my most popular recipe in 2017!)

Vanilla Poppyseed Bundt

 

 

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Comments

  • Susan says:

    Do you have to make it in a bunt pan?

  • Suse57 says:

    Cake baked up beautifully; very moist and no problem releasing from the pan. Very easy to make. However, I do agree with another reviewer who said this was way too sweet…at least for my husband and I. If I had added the glaze, neither of us would have been able to eat it. The cake really is fine without it. If I make this again, I would definitely cut back on the sugar and use just one cup instead of two. I will say, neither of us like extremely sweet cakes/desserts.

  • Norma says:

    Just made your cake for the second time n both times I had problems with cake releasing from the Bundy pan.What am I doing wrong? I watch your video n I notice that my batter is not as thick has yours could that be the main problem?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      So sorry Norma! Are you using a good pan-release? The stuff in the spray can should be sufficient! As far as the batter, there may be big differences in humidity or egg size… are you at high altitude or in a warm climate?

  • Carolyn Spillman says:

    Question: wondering about the oil. Could I used olive oil or butter?

  • Jade says:

    Will this be ok if I make it 2 days before?

  • Jean says:

    Is there something I can substitute for the cinnamon as I am allergic to cinnamon.

  • Tara says:

    Made it last weekend and was great. What do I do with the caramel if I need to make the cake ahead of time?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      You can make the caramel ahead of time, it may need to be warmed to pour. 🙂

  • Trish says:

    Such an easy recipe, with simple basic ingredients that we should all have in our pantry’s. To reduce the oil amount, I added applesauce in place of the oil. Thank you for this delicious recipe. It’s one I will make again .

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