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Easy Caramel Apple Bundt Cake

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Recipe for this easy to make, delicious, caramel apple bundt cake that is topped with a sweet and creamy caramel flavored glaze.

One of my goals in life is to live on a few acres and have my own miniature apple orchard. This is something I’ve dreamt of since I was a little girl. Of course, that dream has evolved as I’ve gotten older, but I still want my very own orchard (and chickens!). I’ve always loved apples–apple cider, apple butter, apple bread, yes, even apple pie. Alright, so if given a choice of dessert I would take anything chocolate over apple, but that doesn’t mean I love apple any less. It’s just that chocolate wins every.single.time. I mean, it is chocolate.

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And if you coat that apple in chocolate, even better. Just sayin’.

Of course, given the time of year, apples are in abundance everywhere and they are so so cheap–whether you have your own mini orchard or not 😉 Anyway, I’ve been craving more apple ever since I made that wonderfully delicious apple pie a few weeks ago. That’s where this Caramel Apple Bundt Cake comes into play. See, there was a point to all of this apple talk.

Caramel Apple Bundt Cake

This cake is so moist, so packed full of apple flavor and the caramel glaze is the perfect topping. After all, caramel and apple is one of those epic pairings that you just can’t go wrong with.

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Side note–would you believe this is my first time using a bundt pan? I know right? You know that means there will be an influx of bundt cake recipes coming soon. You were warned…

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Delicious, easy apple bundt cake topped with a perfect caramel glaze.

Caramel Apple Bundt Cake

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Delicious, easy apple bundt cake topped with a perfect caramel glaze.

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 3 medium apples, peeled and finely chopped *

For the Caramel Glaze

  • 4 tbsp butter, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted **
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

For the Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 325, and lightly grease a fluted pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine oil, applesauce, yogurt, and sugars. Mix together until well combined.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla until creamy.
  5. Pour mixture into dry ingredients and stir until just incorporated. Do not over mix here.
  6. Fold in apple chunks.
  7. Spoon mixture into prepared pan and bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. It may be necessary to cover the edges of the cake with foil towards the end to avoid over-browning.

For the Caramel Glaze

  1. Melt butter over medium heat
  2. Stir in brown sugar, vanilla and cream and whisk together until fully mixed.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring often.
  4. Let boil for 1 minute with no stirring.
  5. Reduce heat and let simmer 1 minute.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool slightly to thicken (about 2 minutes)
  7. Whisk in powdered sugar (sifted) and mix until smooth.
  8. Immediately spoon glaze over cake and let cool before serving.

Notes

* I like to use Pink Lady and/or Honey Crisp apples, but use whatever your favorites are. A mixture of sweet and tart usually works well for apple desserts.
** If you do not sift the powdered sugar, it will be almost impossible to whisk out all of the little chunks--speaking from experience!

Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 627Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 7gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 73mgSodium 321mgCarbohydrates 93gFiber 3gSugar 61gProtein 7g

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