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!)


Apple Cake

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!

Apple Cake Recipe

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!

4.96 from 88 votes
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
Calories: 624 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 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. 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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  • Sue says:

    Love this Bundt cake! Moist, delicious!

  • Alison says:

    Just about to put this in the oven. The batter is super thick, does that seem right? Suggestions to fix?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Alison! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. Yes, the batter is thick. Have a great day!

  • Sandra Montiel says:

    Made the cake and was not cooked all the way cake fell on your video you said 350 and the recipes said 325 ? How long you bake it.Please help

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Sandra! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. Follow the written recipe. Have a great day!

  • Kim Henderson says:

    Can this be baked in a 9×13 pan. How long and what temp?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Kim! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. We have not tried baking this in another pan, so I can’t say what adjustments would have to be made. Have a great day!

  • Kimi says:

    Oh my gosh!! This was amazing. I’m picky about apple cake and this is my new favorite recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Marie Hamilton says:

    Make this cake today!! And it was AMAZING 🤤 LOVE LOVELOVE this cake!! Thank you SOOO MUCH!!

  • Patricia Buchmann says:

    Hi Amanda I work with a group of individuals with developmental disabilities. During the pandemic we have been doing online services. We have a baking group. They voted and made this cake. It was a super hit. I am making it my for my family this weekend. my little tweak is I frosted immediately with the glaze and then wait about a half an hour and use the last half of it on top Best of both worlds. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes both in our baking group and personally!

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Blessings to you sweet Patricia!

  • Emily Kathleen Martin says:

    This cake was absolutely amazing! It’s at the top of my favorites list. I made it with cake flour since I had some that I needed to use up. It turned out so good, I’ll probably be making this every fall.

  • Bamford says:

    It is confusing. Your video says 350º.
    Your written recipe says 325ºF (175ºC).
    Well, 175ºC is closer to 350º. Elizabeth Kennedy replied ”Follow the written recipe” but In reality that is not possible because 325ºF is not 175ºC. Please give you loyal followers a definite answer. Thank you.

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Bamford! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. I apologize for the confusion. The correct oven temperature for this recipe is 325°F, or close to 163°C. I have updated the recipe. Thanks, and have a great day!

  • Sandra Jones says:

    I just made this cake, it turned out beautiful. I sure hope it taste as good as it looks!