Apple Bundt Cake Recipe

A Delicious Apple Bundt Cake Recipe (+ Apple Muffins!)

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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.

Apple Bundt Cake Recipe

This post contains affiliate links.We are big into fall baking in our house.

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.

The Artful Year Book CoverToday, I’m going to share my favorite apple cake recipe, which is in my book, 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. (Or, as we like to do it, one cake plus one batch of muffins.)

Apple bundt cake - an easy and delicious apple cake recipe that also works for muffins

A Delicious 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

Step 1: Prep

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

Diced apples for apple bundt cake recipe

Step 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.

Step 4: 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.

Apple bundt cake cooling on wire rack

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

waiting to eat apple bundt cake

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

Apple cake filled with diced apples

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

Apple muffin recipe

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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Apple Bundt Cake Recipe

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.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 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.

The Artful Year Book Spine

Want more seasonal and holiday recipes for your family? You’ll find lots in my book, The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons & Holidays with Crafts & Recipes, including 10 spring recipes, 12 summer recipes, 10 autumn recipes, and 14 winter recipes.

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