Friday, February 25, 2011

Apple~Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Glaze

It's no secret my girls and I love anything with cooked apples and cinnamon.  I even created a new category for Apples/Cinnamon recipes.  I was trying to think of a recipe to use up some huge Granny Smith apples from the fridge.  I originally was thinking of incorporating them in a Snickerdoodle bundt cake, but the recipes I found did not look as moist as a Spice cake.  So when I'm not sure what to make, I google it.  Google is my friend and I enjoy looking at the images first, then choosing from there. 

This recipe is adapted from a favorite recipe!  I did make some recipe changes.  I substituted some of the white flour with whole wheat flour, and used apple pie spice and cinnamon instead of just cinnamon.  I also added cinnamon apple sauce to make sure it stayed moist.  I used apple juice and cinnamon in the glaze for even more flavor.  It was amazing, my kids told me so, and who can argue with 3 picky little eaters!

To give you an idea of what this cake tastes like, think moist spice cake, apple pie, and apple fritters all mixed up.  This cake is best served warm with a little extra glaze drizzled over top.


2 cups all purpose white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp apple pie spice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup cinnamon apple sauce
4 large eggs
5 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4 inch thick


1 cup powdered sugar
2 T apple juice
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray. 

In a medium bowl, whisk together the white flour, whole wheat flour, apple pie spice, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, brown sugar, apple sauce, and eggs until smooth.  Add the dry ingredients and whisk just until combined.  Use a rubber spatula to fold in the apples.  Pour batter into a 12-cup Bundt pan and smooth top

Note:  The batter will be very thick and just barely coat the apples.  The apples with release their moisture and the batter will become cake.  Don't worry!

Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool in pan for 15 minutes.  Invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the glaze, stir together powdered sugar, apple juice, and cinnamon.  Spoon over top of cooled cake.  Enjoy!


  1. This apple bundt cake looks fabulous. I have some granny smith apples on my counter begging for a purpose. perfect idea.

  2. Oh my, that looks amazing!

  3. This cake sounds delectable:)

  4. Hi Rhondi,
    Your cake is so pretty, it looks really moist. We like apple anything so we would really enjoy it. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week end!

  5. I love bundt cakes! Your apple-cinnamon cake sounds really yummy and looks nice and moist!

  6. holy apples, this cake looks AMAZING!!!
    thanks for sharing, making this!

  7. Oh this looks perfect. I would definitely be back for seconds. ;)

  8. Me too, anything apples and cinnamon! Looks so yummy.

  9. This looks heavenly!


  10. Your apple bundt cake looks delicious and wonderful!

    I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March--the theme is Cookies. Would you like to join in for the fun? It doesn' have to be a new post on your blog. You can pick your favorite cookie from your previous post too. All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!


  11. Rhondi...this looks pretty darn yummy....

    hmmm... I see banana apple cupcakes down below...I better hop over to that post too....

  12. Wow, I love it when cakes are full of spice and this looks like it has that covered. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  13. This looks great! Love it!

  14. Your cake sounds absolutely fabulous! And looks that way too. I definitely want to try this one. Thanks for sharing.
    blessings, Beth

  15. Oh do I love anything with apples and cinnamon too! - I'm so happy to see that you have created a whole catagory of recipes with just these ingredients! Can't wait to make this cake...thanks for sharing! :-)


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