Monday, November 9, 2009

Apple Bundt Cake

Every year, I look forward to fall so I can make this cake. It smells so delicious while it bakes, and it tastes even more so. It's wonderful with vanilla or caramel ice cream, or as a quick breakfast (!). I think the ultimate compliment about this cake came from my brother, who "only" eats chocolate cake with chocolate frosting but devoured this cake on a recent visit.

You won't need a mixer for this cake, and it comes together really quickly, after you get the apples peeled, cored and chopped.

Once the apples are chopped, sprinkle them with 5 Tbsp. of the sugar,

and then the cinnamon,

and stir well to cover all the apples.

In a large mixing bowl, combing the sugar and eggs, then add the oil

and the orange juice.

Next add the vanilla and whisk all until it is completely blended. (This is where my camera ran out of charge, sorry. You can just make this cake yourself to see all the next steps!)

Add the flour, baking powder and salt into the batter and stir until combined. Grease and flour a bundt pan, then spoon 1 1/2 cups batter into the pan. Top with half the apples, then half of the remaining batter, the rest of the apples, and the rest of the batter. (So there are 5 layers: batter, apples, batter, apples, batter.)

Bake the cake at 350 for 75-90 minutes , or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs attached. (this is long enough to re-charge your camera, just fyi)

Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then loosen the cake from the pan and remove. Cool on a wire rack for at least 45 minutes.

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Apple Bundt Cake

4 medium golden delicious apples, cored, peeled and diced
5 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1/4 cup orange juice
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Place prepared apples in a small mixing bowl and sprinkle with 5 Tbsp. sugar and cinnamon. Stir well so that apples are completely covered in the mixture.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the 2 1/2 cups sugar, oil, orange juice, egg and vanilla. Stir well until mixed thoroughly. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and stir until combined.

Grease and flour a bundt pan. Spoon 1 1/2 cups of batter into the pan and top with half of the apple mixture. Layer half of the remaining batter over the apples and then the rest of the apples. Finally, top with the remaining batter.

Bake at 350 for about 75-90 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then remove from pan to a wire rack to cool for at least 45 minutes. Serves 12.


  1. A GREAT!!! bundt cake recipe using apples.

  2. looks amazing cant wait to try it out thanks for sharing

  3. Ooh, that looks delicious! I posted an apple cake recipe too. Perfect time of year for yummy comfort foods. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. This looks amazing!!! Will have to try it. :) Stopping by from Jen's party. :)

  5. This looks very good. I'm going to try this recipe. Thks for sharing. :-)

  6. i wanna bake a good cake but it always turns out bad :(

  7. Looks delicious, and an especially good pairing with caramel ice cream. I have a feeling this cake will become a family favorite for us, too. Thank you for sharing this recipe, Sara.

  8. This would be a huge hit at my house!

  9. Oh...a recipe I can use with my allergy kid. Love it. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Making a second one today. I have been cooking like a crazy woman since I found your blog. Love this cake it is absolutely perfect. I like that it has a little crispness to the outer layer. (not much) Added homemade carmel sauce and it is heavenly. Geri

  11. Another yummy recipe! I just found your blog tonight and I'm having such a good time looking through your recipes. :)


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