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Try This Delicious & Easy Apple Bundt Cake Recipe

by Jean Van't Hul
July 10, 2021
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Apple bundt cake is a great way to use fall apples! This easy apple cake recipe is full of diced apple goodness and also works well for apple muffins.

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We are all big into fall baking in our homes.

Well, okay, we are big into baking in and out of every season and holiday. But! When autumn comes around, there are apples and pumpkins and spices to bake with. And a bit more time spent indoors to bake it.

Today, we’re going to share the best apple cake recipe, which is in The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons & Holidays with Crafts & Recipes.

This apple cake is easy, delicious, and full of apple goodness.

We make ours in a bundt pan most of the time because the result is so pretty, especially with an elegant dusting of powdered sugar. But you can also bake this as a sheet cake or make a batch of tasty apple muffins with this recipe. 

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Apple Bundt Cake Recipe (+ apple muffins!)

From The Artful Year, by Jean Van’t Hul, © 2015 by Jean Van’t Hul. Reprinted by arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications Inc., Boulder, CO.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prep

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and flour two medium Bundt pans (about 8″ across with 6- cup capacity).

  2. Mix ingredients

    Combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl.

    Add the applesauce, butter, vanilla, and eggs and mix well. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and stir just until mixed.

    chopped apples for cake

  3. Bake

    Pour the batter into the Bundt pans and bake for 40–45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean.

    Cool the Bundt cakes for 10 minutes, then invert them on a wire rack.

    Dust the cakes with powdered sugar or drizzle them with caramel sauce, if desired.

    freshly baked apple cake

This cake is excellent served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Apple Muffins

If you’re making muffins, line a muffin tin with cupcake papers or silicone muffin liners (or simply grease and flour the muffin tin). Fill each section 2/3 full. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

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Printable Apple Cake Recipe

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Apple Bundt Cake

  • Author: Jean Van’t Hul
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Yield: Makes 2 medium Bundt cakes or 24 muffins 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

This moist apple cake is filled with wholesome apple goodness.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 cups diced apple (about 5 medium apples)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly ground
  • 1 cup cinnamon applesauce
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter, melted and cooled, plus a little to butter the pans
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus a little to sprinkle in the pans
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar or caramel sauce (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and flour two medium Bundt pans (about 8″ across with 6- cup capacity).
  2. Combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Add the applesauce, butter, vanilla, and eggs and mix well. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and stir just until mixed.
  3. Pour the batter into the Bundt pans and bake for 40–45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean. Cool the Bundt cakes for 10 minutes, then invert them on a wire rack. Dust the cakes with powdered sugar or drizzle them with caramel sauce, if desired. This cake is excellent served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Notes

  • If you’re making muffins, line a muffin tin with cupcake papers or silicone muffin liners (or simply grease and flour the muffin tin). Fill each section 2/3 full. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

From The Artful Year, by Jean Van’t Hul, © 2015 by Jean Van’t Hul. Reprinted by arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications Inc., Boulder, CO.

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