I am happy to announce that I have joined another group of bloggers. #BundtBakers is a group of bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme or ingredient. This month’s host is Deepti from Baking Yummies.
Stuart was not thrilled that I signed up for a baking group. He has been complaining that there are too many sweets around the house. Normally that wouldn’t really be a true statement but it seems 2014 has brought with it the “need to bake” with the Olympics, Valentine’s Day, cookies for bowling that turned into rice krispie treats for us, Mardi Gras, and Pi Day there really have been a lot of goodies on our counter. Including sweets from his mom and aunt!
I even think he was trying to sabotage my participation efforts by hiding the bundt pan above the refrigerator. (Note: I’m 4’11”) And “knowing” that I do my baking when he is out training for a race or playing golf it could become impossible for me to make my cake!
Luckily I have a little step stool that I bought my freshman year of college to help me get up in my bed, which we raised to put the mini-fridge underneath. This little stool has been with me since and has even come in handing reserving a parking space during football weekends!
For my first bundt I am making one of my busia’s recipes. Apple Bundt Cake. But to follow the theme of spice I added 1 tbsp of cinnamon to the batter. The baking time of 1:20 was almost torturous – the aromas of baking apples and cinnamon – but that’s nothing compared to the hour you must allow it to cool before making the sauce which finishes off the cake with a glaze of heavenly brown sugar.
P.S. – Stuart, although telling me he was mad at me, greatly enjoyed this cake!
Fresh Apple Cake
- 1 1/2 C vegetable oil
- 1 3/4 C sugar
- 4 medium eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3 C four
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 2 C chopped peeled apples
- 1/2 C butter
- 1/2 C brown sugar
- 2 tsp milk
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer beat oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
- In a large bowl sift flour and mix with baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- Add flour to egg mixture in 3 batches, making sure each addition is combined. With a spatula, fold in the chopped apples.
- Pour batter in prepared bundt pan and bake 1 hour 20 minutes. Let cool 1 hour.
- In a small sauce pan bring butter, brown sugar, and milk to a boil. Let boil for two minutes. Spoon over bundt pan and spread until cake is covered.
If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, send an email to Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask to join our private Facebook group. This is a purely administrative group. All recipe and photographs can be found on our individual blogs or on our Pinterest board.
And don’t forget to take a peek at what other talented bakers have baked this month: