Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
This recipe is from Every Day Foods. I saw it on TV, and it looked so easy, I had to make it. It's moist and full of tender and chunky apple slices, and has a rich cinnamon spice flavor. I served it still warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Wow! Be sure to serve within the first day or two, as the apples will break down.
For the cake
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1⁄2 cups packed brown sugar (it calls for light brown, but I used dark brown, and I really liked that)
- 4 large eggs
- 6 medium apples (keep from turning brown with a little lemon juice squeezed on the slices) or 4 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 inch (keep from turning brown with a little lemon juice squeezed on the slices)
For the glaze
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 -3 tablespoons water (I used apple juice, yum!)
- Preheat oven to 350, and prepare the 12 cup bundt pan (grease and flour if you don't have a non-stick).
- In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together.
- In a large bowl, melt the butter in the microwave, and add brown sugar and eggs, whisking until smooth.
- Gradually whisk in dry ingredients just until combined- don't overmix.
- Fold in the apples (it will look sort of like peanut butter coated apple slices, but don't worry- the batter bakes up around the apple slices) and spoon batter into the bundt pan, smoothing the top.
- Bake until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean (about an hour).
- Cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, and invert onto a rack placed over wax paper to cool completely.
- Make the glaze by whisking the water (or apple juice) together with the confectioners' sugar adding just enough liquid to make the glaze thick but pourable.
- Drizzle glaze over completely cooled cake, and let it firm up before serving.
Yummy! Easy to make and is good for both a desert and a morning coffee-type cake. Next time I will skip the glaze and just sprinkle a little powdered sugar over it. Thanks for posting.
Delicious cake! I love that it's not overly sweet and rich like some cakes. I appreciate the info. in the directions letting us know that the batter will look like peanut butter coated apples! I would've been a little concerned if not for the warning. It baked up beautifully! Thanks for posting.
This was delightful, and different from most apple cakes. I especially liked that the directions were so spot-on, as the batter does have a peanut butter-like consistency. This cooked for less than an hour (more like 50 minutes) so pay attention. It was sweet enough, so I didn't have the heart to add the glaze. It certainly didn't need it. The wonderful flavor of the cake stands on its own. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.