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Friday, September 30, 2016

Apple Bundt Cake with Cider Caramel Sauce #appleweek

     It's Friday!!  I hope you have been enjoying the apple week festivities as much as I have.  I really want to take a bite out of each and every one of these apple treats!  I know ate more than my fair share of each of the apple recipes I shared though, so maybe I should run around the block once or twice first!

    This apple cake was a bit of a moving target.  Originally I was going to make something that more closely mimicked an apple cider donut, but in bundt cake form.  But, I had so many delicious looking apples that I couldn't help but to put some fresh apples in.   So I did some changing and some fussing and I ended up with a cake that has plenty of apple flavor and is a perfect base for a nice healthy drizzle of the Apple Cider Caramel Sauce.

    I wanted every bite to taste like apple and I wanted the cake to have a nice smooth texture, so I grated the apples.  They just melt into the batter and give plenty of moisture and flavor.  As you might expect with a bundt cake or apple cake, this has a nice dense (in a good way) crumb.  It ate like a dream!

    So now I am dying to know, what have been your favorite #appleweek posts?  And what are your favorite apple recipes in general?  Is there one you have to make every year?  I'd love to hear all about it!

Apple Bundt Cake


4 eggs
3 cups sugar
1 cup oil (something light flavored like vegetable oil)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
3 medium apples, grated (I didn't peal them, just grated them on a coarse grater down to the core)
1/3 recipe Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare your bundt pan with butter and flour or baking spray with flour in it.  (I used this 10 cup pan and it was pushing the limits of the pan, a 12 cup pan wouldn't be a bad idea.) 
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder,salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat your eggs until scrambled. Add sugar, oil and vanilla, mixing until creamed. 
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the we ingredients. Fold in apples. 
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 1 hour to an 55 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes, or when a cake tester comes out clean. 
  7. Cool cake for at least 15 minutes before inverting onto serving dish. 
  8. Refrigerate until cool.  Slowly drizzle with Apple Cider Caramel Sauce until completely covered with a thin layer.  Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  9. Cut slices and serve with an additional drizzle of caramel sauce. 

Monday: Appetizers and Drinks

Apple Brie Roll Up  by Family Around the Table
Apple Cider Margaritas by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Cheddar Pinwheels by Cooking With Carlee
Apple Pie Martini by Amy's Cooking Adventures
Apple Pie Smoothie by Feeding Big
Caramel Apple Float by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Caramel Apple Martini by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramel Appletini by The Speckled Palate
Hot and Boozy Caramel Apple Cider by Love My Messy Messy Mess
Hot Fireball Apple Cider by Grumpy's Honeybunch
Mulled Apple Shrub Mule by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pumpkin Spice Crockpot Apple Sauce by I Say Nomato
Red Hot Apple Cider by New South Charm
Roasted Apple and Acorn Squash Soup by Caroline's Cooking
Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

Tuesday: Main Dishes and Sides

Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Apple Cider Bread by I Say Nomato
Apple-Glazed Pork Chops with Raisins by Love My Messy Messy Mess
Apple Streusel Muffins by Family Around The Table
Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries by Feeding Big
Chopped Apple Salad by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Fall Apples Become Yummy Applesauce for the Year by Crafty Mama in ME
Harvest Brats with Apple Slaw by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Sausage Stuffed Apples by A Palatable Pastime
Sage Pork Chops with Apple Pan Gravy by Amy's Cooking Adventures
Scalloped Apples Casserole by Red Cottage Chronicles
Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork by Cooking With Carlee
Southern Style Fried Apples by New South Charm

Wednesday: Sweet Treats

Apple and Nut Drop Cookies by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Apple Brown Betty by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Apple Cider Caramel Sauce by Cooking With Carlee
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread by Feeding Big
Apple Dumplings by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Oatmeal Cookies by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Apple Pie & Cinnamon Things by Crafty Mama in ME
Apple Pie in a Jar by Grumpy's Honeybunch
Baked Apples with Chocolate and Caramel by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Brown Butter Apples by Cricket's Confections
Mini Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust by Amy's Cooking Adventures
Nana's Apple Pie by The Crumby Cupcake
Sparkling Cider Pound Cake by Family Around The Table

Thursday: Apple Projects

Apple Bacon Jam by Caroline's Cooking
Apple Cinnamon Pancake Mix in a Jar by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Cinnamon Stovetop Potpourri by Amy's Cooking Adventures
Apple Suncatchers by Crafty Mama in ME
Caramel Apple in a Jar by Family Around The Table
Knit Apple Hat by Jolene's Recipe Journal

Friday: Anything Apple Goes

1 Minute Caramel Apple Dip by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Apple Brown Betty by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Bundt Cake With Cider Caramel by Cooking With Carlee
Apple Cinnamon Shortcakes by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Apple Fritters by Grumpy's Honeybunch
Apple Pie Skillet by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramelized Apple and Bacon Jam Crostini by Caroline's Cooking
Creamy Peanut Butter Apple Dip by New South Charm
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Apple and Peppered Bacon by Feeding Big
Individual Apple Crisp by Family Around The Table
Smoky Apple Pulled Pork by Amy's Cooking Adventures
Slow Cooker Apple Butter by The Crumby Cupcake


  1. I love a good apple cake and I'm sure the cider caramel sauce put it over the top. Grating the apples was an awesome idea. What a truly impressive dessert!

    1. I had big ideas of covering in it cinnamon sugar like an apple donut... but once the caramel was made (and it was so darn good!) I knew I had to just get as much caramel on there as I could! Thanks so much!

  2. This looks so good, I'd happily have a slice now and it's not even lunchtime!

    1. I am pretty sure cakes with fruit in them qualify as acceptable breakfasts as well!

  3. Hi Carlee, oh I love anything apple and this cake looks so good and I bet it's yummy tasting. Thanks for sharing this nice cake recipe. Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie xo

    1. Thanks so much, Julie! Have a great weekend!

  4. It is so difficult to pick out just one recipe. The offerings this week were nothing short of amazing.

    1. I agree, Wendy! There were so many great things shared, it's hard to know where to start.

  5. I'm kinda sad to see apple week come to an end. You and your bloggy friends have shared so many fun things. Your bundt recipe with that wonderful caramel sauce "takes the cake."

  6. I can't go over how beautiful this cake is!

    1. Thank you so much, Val! Have a great weekend!

  7. If you hear a knock at your door, it's just me looking for some of this cake!
    It's a beauty!

    1. Perfect! I'll put a pot of coffee on and be ready and waiting!

  8. What a great fall treat!! That caramel sauce sounds dangerous!! ;)

    1. It is dangerous for sure, but worth the risk!!

  9. Apple and Caramel heaven on a plate!!! You amaze me Carlee!!!! Hope you've had a most wonderful weekend!!

    1. Thanks, Andrea! You are too sweet!

  10. Wow!
    This cake is fantastic!
    I love these flavors together. I might just have seconds!

  11. Absolutely beautiful! You are a food artist!

  12. I just drooled! YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  13. Looks delicious! Thanks for linkin' up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  14. So licking my computer screen is inappropriate?? lol! Thanks for sharing such deliciousness at Country Fair Blog Party!

    1. It's totally appropriate (as long as nobody is watching, that is!) Thank you!