#BundtBakers: Spice


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 OlympicsValentine’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


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl sift flour and mix with baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Add flour to egg mixture in 3 batches, making sure each addition is combined. With a spatula, fold in the chopped apples.
  5. Pour batter in prepared bundt pan and bake 1 hour 20 minutes. Let cool 1 hour.
  6. 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.

Apple Bundt Cake

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, send an email to Stacy at foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com 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:

Orange Cardamom Mini Bundt Cakes by Alice at Hip Foodie Mom

Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake by Tara at Noshing With The Nolands

Sweet Potato Pound Cake by Renee at Magnolia Days

Rum & Ginger Grapefruit Cake by Kelly at Passion Kneaded

Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake by Kathya at Basic N Delicious

Spiced Applesauce Bundt Cake with Brown Sugar Rum Glaze by Lauren at From Gate to Plate

Saffron and Tahitian Vanilla Infused Bundt Cake by Laura at The Spiced Life

Honey and Beer Spiced Bundt Cake by Felice at All That’s Left Are The Crumbs

Saffron Vanilla Bean and Orange Mini Bundt Cake by Deepti at Bakingyummies

Peach and Spiced Tea Bundt Cake by Stacy at Food Lust People Love

22 thoughts on “#BundtBakers: Spice

  1. Glad to have you joining in Bundt Bakers! And with such a wonderful cake there is no way your husband could be mad about you baking another sweet. I know I’d be thrilled to have a slice or two of it.

  2. Welcome to the group! Apple and cinnamon are one of the classic flavor combinations. I loved those apple bits in your cake. Looking forward to baking with you next month.

  3. This beautiful Bundt would overcome any objections about too many sweets! Next time he complains, refuse to share with him. That should do the trick. 🙂

  4. Welcome to another baking group! My husband is the same way with sweets. He says he doesn’t care much for them. . but if we’re talking brownies, forget it. So, I giveaway a lot of my baked goods to friends, neighbors and teachers etc. . anyway, LOVE your fresh apple cake!!! delicious with the chunks of apples in there!!! Love this!!

    1. Thanks! I’m usually on the salty side of salty vs sweet. But a good slice of cake is hard to turn down. Most of my creations make it to the office.

  5. So glad to be baking with you. I was smiling as I read your post because my husband is a triathlete and trains a lot for races, so I can just hear those words echoing in my head about not needing another cake in the house :). I tend to send a lot of my baked goods to school with my girls or I am too tempted as well. Your Fresh Apple Cake looks amazing, and the addition of a brown butter sauce would definitely have me asking for a second piece pretty quickly.

    1. Haha! My mom promised that the glaze was the best part – and it definitely is. It makes such a nice “crust”. I saved the edge bites for last. 🙂

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