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Apple Bundt Cake

This Apple Bundt Cake recipe is an easy dessert made with a blend of spices and topped with apple cider icing. This is one of the best bundt cake recipes for fall.

Slice of Apple Cake with Apple Cider Icing on a stack of plates

If you love making easy bundt cakes, try my Orange Bundt Cake, Carrot Bundt Cake, and Cranberry Pecan Bundt Cake.

Apple Bundt Cake Ingredients

To make this simple apple cake recipe, you will need the following (print or screenshot the recipe below for quantities):

  • Box cake mix: You can use white or yellow cake mix. You will prepare this according to package directions, with some additions.
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla pudding mix
  • Spices: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves
  • Granny Smith apples
  • Powdered sugar
  • Apple Cider: You can also use apple juice

How to make cake in a bundt pan

How to Make Apple Cake in a Bundt Pan

For this recipe, you will need a bundt pan. They come in all different shapes. Pick any one that you like. All you have to do is pour the batter in and the pan does all the work.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Make the cake batter. Stir together dry cake mix, chopped apples, vanilla pudding, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Add the ingredients asked for on the box cake mix, usually water, eggs, and vegetable oil and mix.
  3. Bake the cake. Pour batter into a very well-greased bundt cake. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  4. Cool the cake and remove from pan. Allow the cake to cool completely. Carefully flip the bundt cake outside the tin and place on a cake stand or plate.

Apple Bundt Cake with Apple Cider Icing

How to Make Apple Cider Icing

Make icing by whisking together powdered sugar, apple cider, cinnamon, and nutmeg until smooth. Add in more powdered sugar if too thin, and more apple cider if too thick until you have reached your desired consistency.

Pour icing over bundt cake, slice, and enjoy!

Variations

You can also use the following box mixes with their respective ingredients.

  • Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Mix: 1/3 cup softened butter, 3 eggs, and 1 cup water
  • Duncan Hines Perfectly Moist Classic Yellow Cake Mix: 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 3 eggs, and 1 cup water
  • Pillsbury Moist Supreme White Cake Mix: 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 3 eggs, and 1 cup water
  • Duncan Hines Perfectly Moist Classic White Cake Mix: 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 3 eggs, and 1 cup water

Fork cutting into a piece of cake with icing

Storage Instructions

This cake should be refrigerated if not eaten within 24 hours because of the apples. Cover the cake with aluminum foil or plastic wrap for it to keep for 3-4 days. You can also freeze this cake for up to 3 months. Just make sure to thaw it in the refrigerator before serving.

Apple Bundt Cake with Apple Cider Icing

What Are the Best Apples to use for Bundt Cake?

I used Granny Smith apples for this recipe, and chopped them up relatively small. You can use other type of cooking apples, but the crispier apples will be better in this recipe.

Do I Have to Coat the Apples in the Dry Ingredients Before Mixing in the Rest of the Batter?

Coating the apples in the dry ingredients helps them to “float” in the batter better and not sink to the bottom.

Apple Bundt Cake with Apple Cider Icing

How Do I Know When My Icing Has the Right Consistency?

You can test the consistency of the icing with the help of a drinking glass. If you place a teaspoon of icing on the side of a glass, it should be thick enough that it won’t immediately run to the bottom.

It may be too thick if it doesn’t move at all. You want the icing to run to about the middle of the glass before stopping.

Apple Bundt Cake

Apple Bundt Cake

Yield: 1 cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This Apple Bundt Cake recipe is an easy dessert made with a blend of spices and topped with apple cider icing. This is one of the best bundt cake recipes for fall.

Ingredients

For the Apple Cake:

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

For the Apple Cider Icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 Tablespoons apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Stir together dry cake mix, chopped apples, vanilla pudding, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. Add the ingredients asked for on the box cake mix, usually water, eggs, and vegetable oil and mix.
  4. Pour batter into a very well-greased bundt cake.
  5. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cake to cool completely before making icing.
  7. Make icing by whisking together powdered sugar, apple cider, cinnamon, and nutmeg until smooth. Add in more powdered sugar if too thin, and more apple cider if too thick until you have reached your desired consistency.
  8. Carefully flip the bundt cake outside the tin and place on a cake stand or plate.
  9. Pour icing over bundt cake, slice, and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 378Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 456mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 1gSugar: 46gProtein: 3g

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