10.13.2008

Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake


You need big chunks of apples to make a good Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake. I like my to see the apples when I slice off a fat piece of cake to go with my morning coffee.

One of my twin sisters gave me the Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake recipe. The Family usually requests Great Aunt Rose's Pound Cake about once every couple of weeks. This week I replaced that old standby with a new cake that is a nod to all the fall apples around these days and still has a little bit of a pound cake taste to it.

I don't think they were disappointed with the new bundt cake on the cake stand. It was gone within a day and a half.




Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

3 large MacIntosh apples, peeled and sliced in thick pieces
2 1/4 cups sugar, divided
1 tablespoon cinnamon
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup apple juice
6 large eggs, beaten

In a large bowl, combine apple slices, 1/4 cup sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 10-cup bundt pan with cooking spray and dust with flour. Set aside.

In a bowl, combine remaining 2 cups of sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Make a well and pour in oil, vanilla, apple juice, and eggs. Stir to just combine the ingredients and the flour mixture is incorporated.

In the bundt pan, put about one-half of the batter and top with the apples making sure they don't touch the sides of the pan. Top with the remaining batter. Bake for about 1 hour or until the top of the cake is golden brown. A long skewer should come out clean when inserted into the cake.

Cool on a baking rake for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the pan and invert cake on a platter.




Looking for more apple desserts? Here are a few more recipes you may like:

Apple Turnovers Filled with Spiced Cream Cheese

Petit Apple Crumb Tarts

Caramel Apple Crumb Cake

23 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

The inside shot of that bundt cake, with the luscious apple chunks, is total food porn ;0)

Katie said...

YUMMY! Apple cake and bundt cake are two of my faves! I'm totally starring this recipe! :)

Patsyk said...

Oh, wow does that cake look great! I know my oldest son would love it! :)

Bridgett said...

It looks absolutely decadent and moist with the apples right in the middle. I think anyone would love a slice of this!

Lisa said...

That looks delicious! Nice cuppa tea and a slice of that cake - YUM!

MaryBeth said...

Your apple cake looks awesome, come by my site and tell me what you think of mine.

Annie said...

Ooh.. love the chunks! Nothing like biting into a nice apple chunk :)

That Girl said...

Your apples are so perfectly centered! Mine always sink to the bottom.

Michele said...

I don't think that I've used my bunt pan since Christmas of 2006. :-) I love the fact that your cake tastes like pound cake. What a great combination.

Grace said...

this cake is awesome, awesome, and more awesome. it looks incredibly moist and if i can actually see the cinnamon, i know it's good stuff. bravo. :)

Colleen said...

This looks awesome! Do you think a streusel topping would be too much?

Mike of Mike's Table said...

That's a beauty of a cake--it looks so light and fluffy and I love the big chunks of apple in the middle.

Jenny said...

Really pretty! I love those apples tucked inside!

Robin Sue said...

I agree, you have to have big chunks of apples for a good cake! Your cake looks heavenly!

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Your cake looks fabulous! I made something similar last week to use up an abundance of apples and it wasn't nearly as cute as yours. Well done!

Maria said...

I love bundt cakes. They are so pretty and easy to make. I like the apples in yours!

hannehanne said...

Ooh, I love the huge apple chunks. Brilliant idea.

Prudy said...

That's just a beauty!

Kevin said...

Nice looking apple cake!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I love apple cakes and this one looks and sounds delicious!

The Gurganious Family said...

I CAN NOT WAIT to make this. I know "the troops" will love it!

Jacqueline said...

Anybody have any ideas for substituting the 6 eggs out??? Allergies..... :(

EAT! said...

jacqueline - here is a link a a whole bunch of substitutions for eggs in cake recipes. some are milk, applesauce, and bananas. I would love to hear how the recipe turned out. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_can_be_used_as_a_substitute_for_eggs_when_making_a_cake