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!

4.94 from 145 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
  • cups (336g) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups (384g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored. and chopped
Caramel Glaze
  • ½ cup (1 stick, 113g) butter
  • 2 teaspoons heavy cream
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon 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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  • Anna says:

    Mine didn’t bake through, even with additional time. Wonder if someone else had that issue. 325 seemed kind of low, but I went with instructions. Not sure what caused this. Any thoughts ?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Hi Anna – That is usually an oven issue. Your oven may be running at a lower heat. I use an oven thermometer to tell me what temperature it’s actually baking items at. Calibrating your oven is an option, and your manufacturer should have instructions on how to do that on their website. 🙂

  • Lillie says:

    Is it possible to cut the sugar down? Possibly half it if I use a sweeter apple? 2 cups seems like a high sugar content for a cake of this size. Thanks! Hoping to try this recipe later.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      You can certainly try that. I have not tested the recipe in that manner and can’t say for certain if it will be successful.

  • Deb says:

    The recipe says 325° and the video says 350°. Which is it?
    Thanks! 😊

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      The written recipe is correct. 🙂

  • Momma_VDV says:

    I came, I baked, I conquered. My husband’s exact words “it’s almost too pretty to eat..: almost”

  • Joe Lavios says:

    Amanda, Made this cake today for the first time. We loved it! I did find it difficult to spread the apples more evenly, so some slices of cake were a bit drier. Also, I found the glaze a bit too runny. So, I made a second batch of the glue using 3/4 cup brown sugar, and it came out perfect! I wish IO had thought too take a picture of the cake before we tore into it! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes.

  • Jeannette Wilary says:

    Cake is very moist, delicious, but you said 350 on the video and the actual recipe said 325. I did the recipe but left it in 7/8 more minutes. I could eat it just like that. I did add the caramel sauce when cooled. Everyone loved it!!! Thank you for your Devine cooking

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Jeannette! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. The written recipe is correct. Have a wonderful day!

  • Julie karst says:

    Made this last night for friends!! Absolutely delicious!!! What a great fall dessert!! Will definitely make it again.

  • Traci says:

    Salted butter????

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      What is your question, Traci?