This recipe is adapted from Whitewater Cooks and is indeed a gorgeous fall cake that tastes even better the next day. Without the caramel sauce, it’s not overly sweet, so it also makes a wonderful afternoon snack with chunks of smoked cheddar cheese. Instead of making one large Bundt cake, you can also use a Bundt cupcake or small cake pans for individual servings.Print
Joey’s Apple Cake
A moist and delicious apple cake
- Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- 360 g or 3 c all-purpose flour
- 300 g or 1½ c white sugar
- 100 g or 1 c brown sugar
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp salt
- 170 g or ¾ c butter, melted
- 180 g or ¾ c vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 3 tsp vanilla or almond extract
- 470 g or 4 c apples, peeled and diced
- 65 g or ½ c pecans (optional)
- 60 g or ¼ c butter
- 200 g or 1 c packed brown sugar
- ¾ c whipping cream
- Preheat the oven to 325°F or 300°F Convection Bake
Make the cake
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. In a separate bowl, melt the butter, then add the vegetable oil and sugars and blend until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until creamy. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in the apples and pecans.
- Spoon the batter into greased and floured Bundt pan(s) and bake for one hour if using a large pan, or approximately 40 minutes if using smaller pans, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in pan(s) for approximately 15 minutes, then remove from pan(s) and cool on rack.
Make the caramel sauce
- Melt butter and sugar over medium heat, stirring for about 5 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved. Add the cream, stirring as you bring to a boil. Simmer until the mixture is slightly reduced and thickened, about 10 minutes.
- Note: the mixture may look runnier than you’d like at this point, but don’t overcook or the caramel will get very hard as it cools. Drizzle over cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
- Prep Time: 30
- Cook Time: 60
- Serving Size: 10
Hi Helen, Thanks for this recipe – it looks delicious!! Any idea how many small bundt cakes this recipe would make? I have a Wilton pan that has 6 little bundt cakes in it and I’m not really sure how high I would fill them. Or, if I would have too much (or not enough batter). Thank you.
It makes enough to fill a large Bundt pan, so about 10 cups. The little bundt cakes are about 1 cup each (I’m assuming you mean the 6 to a pan size, not the tiny-minis, which are about 12 to a pan). Fill them about 3/4 of the way – they may rise a bit above the pan but you can cut off the humps (my granddaughter calls them “the bums”) for snacking. I use up the leftover batter in mini-loaf pans. Hope this helps.
Yes, it does! Thanks!!
I’ve made this recipe as a cake several times – always a hit! I typically substitute most of the oil for applesauce (e.g. 1/4c oil + 1/2c applesauce) as I find it lightens it up a bit.
Today I tried it in a regular muffin tin. Perfect, as always. Made 36 cupcakes; baked at 350F for 20 minutes.
So glad it has worked reliably for you, Kirsten. And I’m with you on the applesauce/oil substitution. I often use it in granola, and it will work here equally well, as you mention. Thanks for the suggestion.