This month #BundtBakers is welcoming Fall with some beautiful bundts. #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 theme is Autumn Harvest and our creative host is Tux of Brooklyn Homemaker.
Our theme allowed for a lot of posibilities – from apples and pears, to pumpkins and carrots, to cranberries and figs.
My very first #BundtBakers recipe, my Busia’s Fresh Apple Cake, would have been a perfect fit here. I did stick with apple but added dried cranberries too! I’ve been wanting to try baking with applesauce and this recipe allowed me to do just that. Busia’s sister-in-law even thought I had used her recipe! The addition of the dried cranberries gave it a freshness and tart bite.
Dad and I disagreed on whether or not this cake needed frosting. I found it to be perfect just as is – to me, it’s almost like a banana bread instead of a cake. I may or may not have had it for breakfast… I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think – to frost or not to frost?
Applesauce Cranberry Bundt
- 2 stick butter
- 2 C sugar
- 2 eggs
- 4 C flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 1/2 C cinnamon applesauce
- 2 C dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease bundt pan.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and spices.
- Add in the flour and applesauce alternately, beginning and ending with the flour.
- Fold in the cranberries.
- Pour into bundt pan and bake 40 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F, gently cover with aluminum foil and bake another 20-25 minutes, or until a knife comes out cleanly.
*This recipe is adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/applesauce-raisin-cake/*
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And don’t forget to take a peek at what other talented bakers have baked this month:
Sweet Potato Brioche Bread by Jane of Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Pumpkin and Chocolate Bundt Cake by Aisha of La Cocina de Aisha
Applesauce Walnut Raisin Cake by Rene of Magnolia Days
Chocolate Zucchini Bundt by Tara of Noshing with the Nolands
Fig and Caramelized Walnuts Bundt Cake by Beatriz of I Love Bundt Cakes
Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake by Kaylin of Keep it Simple, Sweetie
Sherried Pumpkin Bundtlettes by Laura of The Spiced Life
Sweet Potato Pecan Spice Cake with Toasted Pecan Glaze by Stacy of Food Lust People Love
Harvest Bundt Cake by Tammy of Living the Gourmet
Pumpkin and Apples Bundt Cake by Kathya of Basic N Delicious
Old Fashioned Kushaw Bundt by Margaret of Tea and Scones
Pumpkin Espresso Bundt by Kelly of Passion Kneaded
Spiced Harvest Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze by Tux of Brooklyn Homemaker
Applesauce Spice Bundt Cake by Carola of En La Cocina de Caro
Carrot Bundt Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting by Cassandra of Cassie’s Kitchen
Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake by Terri of Love and Confections
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake with Pomegranate Syrup by Patricia of Patty’s Cake
Chocolate Caramel Apple Bundt Cake by Teri of The Freshman Cook
Mini Apple Cobbler Bundt Cakes with Cinnamon Glaze by Lauren of From Gate to Plate
24 thoughts on “#BundtBakers: Autumn Harvest”
I don’t think your cake needs frosting or a glaze either. So many great flavors inside.
Mmmmm! This looks so delicious! I love the look of a cake just lightly dusted with powdered sugar.
There’s definitely something comforting about it.
mmmm, yummmy 🙂
Looks delicious without frosting 🙂
Delicious bundt cake !
I love the apple and cranberry combination. It is so festive!
Mmm you bundt sounds fabulous, Lauren! I love cranberries..they always remind me of Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday!) …such a perfect seasonal treat.
Have a great day!
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday too!
Looks like a fabulous cake, great combination of flavors!!
Love all the flavors in this bundt.
I love baking with applesauce, Lauren. It makes the cake so tender and flavorful. The addition of dried cranberries looks wonderful! No icing necessary.
It was great! Not too sweet and full of cinnamon. 🙂
I love the addition of the cranberries. The flavors must be incredible! great choice
I’ve become less and less inclined to use frosting or a glaze on my bundts. I have never baked with applesauce. I need to try it.
I’m just not a big fan of frosting.
But yes, baking with applesauce was amazing!
Sounds great, looks delicious!!!! 🙂
This sounds like a fun group! I love bundt cakes but haven’t made one for years! This looks nice!
Thanks, we have fun!
yes I am sure that sounds like fun!