Friday, September 30, 2016

Apple Bundt Cake with Cider Caramel Sauce

This delicious bundt cake is brimming with apple flavor. It is good on its own, but the apple cider caramel sauce takes it to the next level! 

close up of caramel apple bundt cake


     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!

First slice of apple bundt cake served with caramel


    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.

whole apple bundt cake glazed with 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!

Slice of apple bundt cake with jar of apple cider caramel sauce


    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!
slice of apple bundt drizzled with caramel in front of rest of cake


Yield: Serves about 12

Apple Bundt Cake

This delicious bundt cake is brimming with apple flavor. It is good on its own, but the apple cider caramel sauce takes it to the next level!
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 1 hour and 10 MINStotal time: 1 hours and 25 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 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

INSTRUCTIONS


  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 about 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.
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32 comments:

  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!

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    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!

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! You are too sweet!

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

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  11. Absolutely beautiful! You are a food artist!

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  12. I just drooled! YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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

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

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

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  15. Carlee, that cake looks SINfully delicious! I could eat the sauce with a spoon. :-o Thank you so much for allowing me to include it in my apple round-up! Have a great day!

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    1. I wish I could send you a slice. The caramel sauce is one of my favorite things to make in the fall. The cider really adds something fantastic!

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