Apple Bundt Cake: Giving Apple Pie a Run For Its Money

This spicy apple bundt cake recipe is a decadent dessert filled with spicy goodness. Chopped fresh apples, walnuts, and pecans, all topped off with a sweet sugar glaze. Can you say yum?!

Bundt cakes are a long-standing sweet favorite, whether for dessert or as a snack with a cup of coffee. This apple bundt cake is not just easy to make but wonderfully delicious as well. 

The distinctive donut shape of a bundt cake looks excellent and makes it easier to cut individual serving sizes. But, looks aside, the apple Bundt cake is over the top with a ton of spicy apple flavor.

Some helpful hints to bake a great apple Bundt cake

Let's look at some ways to boost the best fall Bundt cake recipes around:

#1. Make apple cake recipes with fresh apples

Bundt cakes and other apple cakes and tarts are always better with fresh fruit. Apple varieties like Gala, Braeburn, Granny Smith, and Honeycrisp are some of the best apples for baking

#2. What nuts work best with this recipe?

Pecans and walnuts are some of the best nuts to use for the apple bundt cake. They provide little pockets of bitter nuttiness that balance out and compliment the sweetness of the fruit.

#3. What can I use instead of cinnamon?

If you do not have cinnamon, apple pie spice will work nicely as well. It will give the cake a very different flavor than straight cinnamon, but it will enhance the apples' flavor.

#4. Why bake in a Bundt pan?

A Bundt pan is different from an ordinary pan because it has decorative sides, and it allows more of your cake batter to be in contact with the pan's edges, which makes the heat transfer more effective.

#5. Substitutes for fresh apples?

Some may want to use a canned apple pie filling, but nothing beats the freshly peeled and chopped apples' flavor. Save some time peeling the apples by using an apple peeler.

#6. Can I freeze this dessert and use it later?

You can make this dessert ahead of when you are ready to use it. Wait for it to cool and store it in an airtight container. Take your Bundt cake out when you are ready to serve it. You can also freeze leftovers for at least three months. 

When you are ready to enjoy your cake again, take it out of the freezer, thaw it and reheat. Make sure you freeze an un-glazed cake. Make the glaze when you have reheated the frozen cake and are ready to serve it.

What's the difference between Bundt cake and regular cake?

The most obvious difference is the pan's shape. A Bundt cake pan's unique shape requires recipes to be exceptionally moist. Because more of the cake's surface will endure the oven's high heat, you'll need the extra moisture.

Surprisingly simple to make and decorate

This cake recipe is relatively easy to make. It's as simple as whisking the wet and dry ingredients together and then pouring it into the greased Bundt pan.

The apple Bundt cake will have different baking times depending on your oven. Adjust the recipe to the way your oven works for the best results. Near the end of the baking cycle, check on your cake every 5 minutes or so. Stick a toothpick into the Bundt cake to see if it pulls out dry.

The best apple Bundt cake can easily (and surprisingly) feed about 12 people. It is simple to make and even easy to decorate. You don't have to glaze it. Instead, sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top or serve it with freshly whipped cream and fruit. 

So let's start making this old-fashioned dessert idea with a wonderfully spicy apple twist.

A quick and easy apple spice Bundt cake recipe

This spicy apple cinnamon Bundt cake has everything you need to make the perfect fall dessert. Baking it in the Bundt cake shape allows the cake to be moist and flavorful. 


  • Bundt cake pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer


  • Two c. of sugar
  • Three c. of flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 Tbsp of cinnamon
  • Three eggs
  • 1¼ c. of oil
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • Three c. of chopped apples
  • One c. of chopped pecans


Preheat your oven to 350F. Lightly grease and flour dust a Bundt cake pan. Set the pan aside. Whisk the dry ingredients together. Combine the eggs, oil, and vanilla in a separate mixing bowl.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Once mixed, add the chopped apples and chopped nuts by folding them into the batter. Pour the batter into your prepared Bundt cake pan and bake for about 70 to 80 minutes. 

Once your Bundt cake is baked, remove it from heat and cool for approximately 10 minutes while still in the pan. After 10 minutes, flip the pan over gently and let the cake carefully slide out onto a cooling rack. 

Allow the cake to cool completely, decorate it, and serve it!

Don't forget to glaze

Apple Bundt cakes are traditionally glazed. Combine 1 1/2 c. of sifted confectioners' sugar with 4tbs of milk and 2tsp of vanilla essence and melt it slowly to create a pourable glaze.  

Set the Bundt cake onto the serving dish you are using. Prick the top of the cake with a fork. The holes will allow some of the glaze to seep into the cake.

You can either pour the glaze carefully onto the cake or brush it on with a pastry brush. If using a brush, use liberal amounts to coat the top and let it drip down onto the sides. You can also spoon out the glaze and allow it to drip off of the spoon to coat the cake.

What if there are leftovers? (although we doubt there will be!)

Cake, like any baked good, has a limited shelf life once baked. It can set out in a sealed container for a few days, but your apple Bundt cake should be refrigerated to retain maximum freshness after three days of sitting out.

  • Storing -You can safely store your freshly baked and cooled Bundt cake in the refrigerator for at least five days. To freeze your Bundt cake, place it in an airtight container and freeze it for up to 3 months.
  • Serve it cool - The Bundt cake doesn't need to be reheated, as it can be served without warming it up. If it was frozen, take it out and let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Serve cold and enjoy. 
  • Reheating - However, if you want it to be warm, you can use a microwave and heat the cake for about 3 minutes. You can also heat the cake in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350F on a baking sheet. Remove from heat, serve and enjoy.

Apple Bundt cake - a delectable donut-shaped dessert

Simple, easy to make, and full of apple cakey goodness! It sounds like the perfect dessert - and it is! This tasty variation of the german apple Bundt cake uses the freshest and crispest apples such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp, making it a fall delight! 

Being one of the more healthy Bundt cake recipes you can make, this recipe doesn't contain butter, but it also doesn't rely on it for taste. With the flavor of fresh apples, cinnamon, and fluffy cake batter, you can't go wrong!