This apple cake recipe with fresh apples bakes perfectly as a bundt cake. Fresh moist apples makes this the perfect cake to enjoy for breakfast or add a bit of frosting and make it a dessert this Fall.
This apple bundt cake is very special to me. It’s my Grandma’s apple cake recipe. She always used fresh apples to make her apple cake every Fall. My Grandma who was Canadian loved to cook and bake. From Nova Scotia she also spent time living on Prince Edward Island. If you know anything about that part of Canada they can sure bake!
Any recipe of my Grandma’s has this warmth to it almost like a caramel or molasses flavor. Every Christmas I just crave her butterscotch pie! Her recipe just feels like home to me. This recipe is no different it’s just a good old fashioned apple cake.
Well as Summer comes to an end and apples are coming back into season I am starting to crave everything fall including fall baked goods. Looking for other apple recipes? Try this Swedish apple pie or baked apple oatmeal.
Fresh Apple Cake
You cannot go wrong with making apple cake for a crowd. Key to this cake that makes it delicious and moist is that is uses fresh apples. It’s just like when you make zucchini bread the moisture from the apple releases into the bread as it bakes. As a result you end up with a deliciously moist cake.
Which apples should I use for baking?
Truth is a variety of apples versus sticking with one kind of apple will give you a more complex flavor to any apple recipe. Using a combination of granny smith, macintosh, golden delicious, fuji, honey crisp, jonagold and cortland any of these are great for baking.
Whether you are in the grocery store or out picking apples and don’t know what to get. You can’t go wrong with getting a variety of apples.
- 1 1/2 Cups Vegetable Oil
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 3 Cups of Flour
- 3 Cups of Peeled and diced Apples.
- 1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
- 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
- 1 Teaspoon of Salt
- 1 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
- Grease bundt pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine oil and sugar. Mix in eggs beating until creamy
- In a medium bowl whisk or sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
- Add the flour mixture to the egg/sugar mixture and mix until combined. This will be thick
- Fold in apples.
- Add batter to the bundt pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 mins
My grandma used to also add nuts and raisins. You can fold these in with the apples.
Bundt Cake Frosting
Sometimes when you make a bundt cake you are looking to impress. There’s two ways to finish of your bundt cakes. One is to just add a dusting of powdered sugar before serving or my personal favorite it make a frosting for your bundt cake.
Below I have a super easy recipe for bundt cake frosting. Once the frosting is made you can use a whisk to drizzle it over your cake. Or put the frosting into a ziplock bag and cut a corner. You essentially just made your own piping bag.