Mini Apple Bundt Cakes

I found this recipe for Apple Cinnamon Bundt cake on Martha Stewart's Everyday Food.  I recently bought quite a few Nordic Ware bundt pans, thanks to the Food Librarian.  If you aren't a follower of her blog, she loves bundt cakes.  In honor of National Bundt Day, which takes place on November 15th, she has been baking a different bundt cake every single day for the 30 days leading up to National Bundt Day.  Her beautiful cakes have made a bundt lover out of me.  I never really liked bundts until I saw the ones on her page and I love all the different Nordic Ware bundt pans she uses.  Amazon is doing a 4 for 3 promotion on a lot of their Nordic Ware products, so I couldn't resist.

I chose free shipping and unfortunately I have been waiting for them to arrive for a while.  My Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Cast Aluminum Garland Bundt Pan arrived first.  I was a bit hesitant to use these fancy mini bundts to make the apple cake because of all the apple chunks.  I was afraid all the small details in the bundt pans would not come out.  But I was set on making my apple cake, so I went ahead and tried the mini bundts.

The thick batter worried me.  And when I put the batter into the pans, there was very little actual batter and a lot of apples.  However, the end result was beautiful.  I really was impressed with how sharp all the small details of the cakes came out.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make the cake: In a medium bowl,
    whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  2. In a large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and eggs. Whisk
    until smooth. Gradually whisk in dry ingredients just until combined
    (do not overmix). Using a rubber spatula, fold in apples. Spoon batter
    into a 12-cup nonstick Bundt pan, and smooth top (or if you are using mini bundts, there should be enough batter to make 12 mini bundts). Bake until a tester
    inserted in cake comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes (about 15-20 minutes for mini bundts). Cool in pan on rack
    15 minutes; invert onto rack to cool completely.
  3. Dust top with powdered sugar.

   

10 Responses to “Mini Apple Bundt Cakes”

  1. tracieMoo — November 13, 2009 at 6:48 am

    They look really cute. I just love these apple cakes :)

  2. Carol — November 13, 2009 at 7:34 am

    I love taking advantage of Amazon’s 4 for 3 deals! I’m not a big fan of bundt cakes since the ones I’ve had tended to be very dense and lacked flavor. But after seeing your cute mini ones, I might try a recipe. How did you like the taste of the cake?

  3. federica — November 14, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    fantastiche!!! buonissimi!!! complimenti! ciao!

  4. Kirbie — November 16, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Thanks! I love mini things!

  5. Kirbie — November 16, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Hmm, I guess bundt cakes can be dense. My biggest problem has always been that the cakes don’t look as pretty and are hard to take out. The Nordic Ware ones I just bought don’t seem to have this problem. I really love mini ones! Everything is always better as mini. hehe.
    The cake tasted alright for me. I accidentally left them in the oven way too long. I put them in and forgot to set my timer..so they were dry. But I think that was my fault. So I’m not exactly sure how these cakes would taste if I hadn’t screwed up the cooking time.

  6. Kirbie — November 16, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Thanks!

  7. joan — November 17, 2009 at 1:30 am

    yum!! those look so delicious! such a good fall dessert

  8. Kirbie — November 17, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Apples taste so good in cakes! Makes them really moist. I’m going to continue trying out diff recipes for cakes and breads with apples until I find my ideal one.

  9. Amy — September 26, 2013 at 8:42 am

    This recipe only made 6 mini bundt cakes, I topped them with maple goat cheese icing from here http://www.marthastewart.com/345229/goat-cheese-frosting

    • Kirbie replied: — September 26th, 2013 @ 10:43 am

      Hmm, this is an old post but I’m pretty sure I made 12 if I specified that in the recipe. Perhaps we have different size mini bundts.

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