Apple Bundt Cake

filed under: Cakes on November 13, 2017
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  • 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!

    5 from 15 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
    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 (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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  • Margaret placek says:

    I made the apple bundt cake today. It is delicious and easy to make. The recipe is definitely a keeper!!!

  • lorraine says:

    could you bake this in a microwave. if so for how long

  • PATSY DENNIS says:

    I baked this cake last night and everyone failed in love with this seriously moist cake. I came home from church this afternoon and it’s almost gone. I was told I most doing another one for Easter brunch.

  • Ruth says:

    I just finished preparing this apple Bundt cake, and the house smells heavenly. I used 1 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup melted butter instead if oil. My battery was much thinner than yours, but I think the cake will be delicious when I bring it to choir practice tomorrow. Going to slice it thinner so some people will get to enjoy it. In the fridge now, caramel setting up perfectly!
    Thanks for recipe! First time user!

  • Maribell Pineiro says:

    I would like to see more recipies

  • Johanne says:

    I do not have a bundt pan cani use another kind?

  • Jeannette lazenby says:

    Love this Apple Bunt Cake.moist and delicious.l give it five stars.

  • patricia says:

    just finished putting 2 of the apple bundts in the oven… will use one as a birthday cake. and the other for hubby and I. was mega easy to toss together, and now for the results, will post as soon as everyone has a slice

  • jean winowiecki says:

    My husband loved his cake. I’m always trying to find a new dessert to make for him.

  • Carol says:

    We need more sugar free . Am Always looking for receipt for my husband being a diabetic. Why can’t receipted have replacement for diabetics to use.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      I am not a diabetic and would feel very uncomfortable offering diabetic substitutions. I am not an authority on the subject and would never want anyone to be hurt by my recipes.

  • Don says:

    Made.this today and it.was wonderful and the caramel drizzle made things interesting. Poured it while the cake was still hot and it was your mouth delish . Cut the sugar.back to 13 cup in the caramel sauce and it was perfect .

  • Shari Buccino says:

    Your recipes look delicious and simple. I will follow you!

  • Christa says:

    I’ve made this cake 4 times now, each time it comes out perfectly and has rave reviews!
    I don’t make the caramel sauce as we have a severe dairy allergy, but I just make an icing sugar glaze and it works out great!
    This recipe gets 2 thumbs up!

  • Linda says:

    May I ask what heavy cream is?

  • Marcy J. Goldstein says:

    One question, on the video you said 350 degrees. In the recipe is says 325 degrees?


    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Written recipe is correct. 🙂

  • Karen says:

    I’ve been making this recipe for a long time. It was handed down from my great-grandma. It’s made in a 9×13 pan, moist & of course delicious!

  • Chris Garrett says:

    I have a half bandit cake pan. Should I half this recipe to fit and will the temp and cooking time need altering?

  • Joyce says:

    Apple Bundt recipe please

  • Patricia Bingham says:

    I made this today 7-16-19 and WOZERS. Totally delicious, easy to make, the glaze is awesome. So moist. This recipe is my “Keeper” file. Thank you so much for sharing and posting this recipe.

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