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Mini Apple Bundt Cakes

close-up photo of a Mini Apple Bundt Cake

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.

photo of three mini apple bundt cakes on a plate

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

photo of diced applesphoto of the batter in a bowlphoto of the apples folded into the batter

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.

photo of the cakes in the mini bundt panphoto of a mini apple bundt cake

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Mini Apple Bundt Cakes

Servings: 6 mini bundt cakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These mini cakes are simple to make and studded with fresh apples baked right in.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp 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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • 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.
  • Dust top with powdered sugar.

Notes

Recipe source: Martha Stewart

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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12 comments on “Mini Apple Bundt Cakes”

  1. These were good & made my house smell yummy! 2 sticks of butter seemed like a lot for only 12 Bundt cakes so I did 1 stick of butter + 2 Tbsp of coconut oil. I only did 1 cup of brown sugar & it was fine! I also didn’t have 6 apples, so I used 4. 
    Overall the cakes were moist and yummy! I thought 6 apples would be too much, but I think it would have been perfectly fine! Still, 4 apples worked well & there were apple bits in each bite! 

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

    • 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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. Thanks! I love mini things!

  7. fantastiche!!! buonissimi!!! complimenti! ciao!

  8. 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?

  9. They look really cute. I just love these apple cakes 🙂

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