Best Apple Bundt Cake Recipe

Apple Bundt Cake is packed with delicious fresh apples and topped with a brown sugar icing that'll knock your socks off. The cake is moist and flavorful and the glaze is irresistible. Great easy dessert option for parties!

Apple Bundt Cake

Today is the first day this year that screams fall. The leaves are whipping around outside my window, I’m working next to a cozy fire and my house smells like apples, eeek! This Apple Bundt Cake came out of my oven just a few hours ago and it turned out more perfectly than I envisioned. The cake is moist, apple-packed and yummy. The brown sugar icing that gets drizzled over the top complements the cake perfectly and makes “just one bite” turn into an entire massive piece (or two). Apple Bundt Cake is the perfect dessert to bring to a fall party because, well, apples are involved and it is also a super easy to prepare.

Apple Bundt Cake

My love for bundt cakes has exploded this year (see: Strawberry Bundt Cake and Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake) because they are EASY, fool-proof and pretty. Below are a few tidbits about bundt cakes..

Can you make any cake in a bundt pan?

In most cases, you should be able to successfully turn a layer cake recipe (two 9-inch round pans) into a bundt cake. Pound cakes, as well as other dense/moist cakes, turn out great when baked in bundt pans.

How do you keep a bundt cake from sticking to the pan?

Releasing cakes from a bundt pan is my least favorite part of making these yummy desserts. I like to generously coat the pan with cooking spray before adding the batter. Also, let the cake cool for 10-15 minutes before trying to remove it from the pan. A hot cake will break apart easily and a totally cooled cake may stick to the sides. When you are ready to remove it, gently slide a butter knife along the edges to help loosen it from the sides. Invert onto a plate, pray and slowly remove the pan from the cake. If you have small chunks that stick to the pan, no worries! Carefully remove them with a knife and press them back onto the cake before glazing (nobody will ever know). It’s like a scrumptious cake puzzle!

Apple Bundt Cake

Check out a handful (yes, this is just a handful) of my other apple recipes:
Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Apple Pie Bars
Appledoodles
Apple Pie Monkey Bread
Apple Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Easy Apple Pie

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great weekend. Yay, it’s almost the weekend!

Apple Bundt Cake
apples, cake
Dessert
American
Yield: 12

Apple Bundt Cake

prep time: 30 minscook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 30 mins

Apple Bundt Cake is packed with delicious fresh apples and topped with a brown sugar icing that'll knock your socks off. The cake is moist and flavorful and the glaze is irresistible. Great easy dessert option for parties!

ingredients:

APPLE CAKE
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 cups peeled, cored, chopped apples
BROWN SUGAR ICING
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar

instructions:

MAKE THE CAKE
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and generously spray a 12-cup bundt can with cooking spray. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the butter, oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla and beat on medium speed until creamy and free of lumps.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix well. Gradually add to the butter mixture and beat on medium speed until just combined. Fold in the apples.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Use a butter knife to loosen cake from edges of pan and carefully invert the cake onto a serving plate. Allow to cool completely.
MAKE THE ICING
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar and milk. Heat over medium, stirring, until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and confectioner's sugar. Whisk until creamy and free of lumps. Let sit for 10 minutes.
ASSEMBLE THE CAKE
  1. Whisk the icing again until it is creamy and drizzle over the cooled cake. Cut into pieces and serve!
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