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Apple-Cinnamon Bundt Cake

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This classic, moist Bundt cake will fill your home with the scent of comfort food.

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  • Servings: 10

Source: Everyday Food, March 2004

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make the cake: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

  2. In a large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and eggs. Whisk until smooth. Gradually whisk in dry ingredients just until combined (do not overmix). Using a rubber spatula, fold in apples. Spoon batter into a 12-cup nonstick Bundt pan, and smooth top. Bake until a tester inserted in cake comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool in pan on rack 15 minutes; invert onto rack to cool completely.

  3. Make the glaze: Whisk together confectioners' sugar and enough water to form a thick yet pourable glaze. Set rack with cake over a piece of wax paper (for easy cleanup); drizzle cake with glaze, and let set before serving.

Cook's Notes

Granny Smith apples hold their shape well during baking and provide a sweet-tart taste. If you like, coat your Bundt pan with cooking spray just before filling it with the batter to ensure that the cake will release easily from the pan.

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  • aprimoearthlin
    21 DEC, 2015
    I made this cake and I sliced the apples, as the recipe states. The batter barely covered the apples, so I was afraid it wouldn't hold together. It came out fine, however, I think the cake would cut more easily if the apples had been chopped rather than sliced. The flavor of the cake is good, but it seems like it could use a little something. I think I may add ginger if I make it again.
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  • crazyforbirdtoy
    13 NOV, 2015
    I was wondering how exactly the apples should be cut, cannot remember seen the show but when its time to do it you cannot always remember exactly how. Hope someone has the answer since i am ready to make this for my son. Thanks
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  • melodee01
    4 FEB, 2015
    Hi, can you substitute the apples with strawberries? I was wondering if this recipe works well with strawberries that I just chop into small pieces, instead add same amount of strawberries instead of apples? Or do you suggest I puree them? Thanks!! I like apple cinnamon cake, but I dont want big chunky apples, I just wanted more of an apple cinnamon flavor so I was wondering if I could do strawberry cake always been wanting to make a strawberry-like cake! Thanks!! :)
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  • sarlou
    7 NOV, 2014
    This cake is delicious! I added a 1/2 tsp of ginger and it was wonderful. Quick and easy to make up. Definitely a great cake for autumn when apples are abundant.
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  • MS112587500
    7 DEC, 2013
    Made this for Thanksgiving 2013. I shredded the apples and didn't worry (mixed up much like zucchini bread, thick). Baked up perfectly and the glaze was just sweet enough. Everyone enjoyed this fresh, autumnal cake.
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  • sapnam4813620
    9 NOV, 2013
    what an awkward and clumpsy cake to make. Didn't anyone experience mixing the sliced apples was hard!! It would have been nice if it said cut it into chunks. Mixing would have been much easier.
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  • sapnam4813620
    9 NOV, 2013
    what an awkward and clumpsy cake to make. Didn't anyone experience mixing the sliced apples was hard!! It would have been nice if it said that cut it into chunks. Mixing would have been much easier.
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  • inesmanzanoyah
    19 MAR, 2013
    Very easy, simple with a spectacular flavor. Recommended. Try to put the apples with batter at the bottom of the pan.
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  • Diane FR
    14 FEB, 2013
    Really nice recipe. Just slice the apples thinly. Add more cinnamon in the batter recipe and lemon or or orange zest in the icing.
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  • kaldridge2
    21 OCT, 2012
    This was an easy recipe and I was able to make it with my four year old after I cut up the apples. Tastes good and is quite moist.
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