Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

5 from 11 votes
Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake is a beautiful cake that is perfect for fall, but honestly is something you will want to make all year long because it is fruity, moist and delicious.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes
a slice of applesauce bundt cake on a white plate with more cake on a white cake platter in the background

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, read my disclosure policy here.

Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake is a beautiful cake that is perfect for fall, but honestly is something you will want to make all year long because it is fruity, moist and delicious.

a slice of applesauce bundt cake on a white plate with more cake on a white cake platter in the background

This apple cinnamon bundt cake is perfect to make any time because you start with a box spice cake mix and make it special by adding some apples and other delicious additions. Perfect for Apple Season! This cake is wonderful for breakfast, dessert or a coffee break. Fancy enough to serve at a party, but simple enough to make just to say I love you to your family.


MORE CAKE RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Jello Strawberry Cake | Oreo Poke Cake | 25 Lemon Dump Cake Recipes


What We Love About This Applesauce Bundt Cake Recipe

The goal of these recipes here at Cake Mix Recipes is to elevate a boxed cake mix to a new and fun level. We’re turning things up a notch so that you can create unique, fun, delicious recipes without spending half your life in the kitchen.

  • Beautifully Versatile: This can be a bundt cake, a square cake or a layer cake.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge for this apple cake.
  • Family Friendly: Kids love to help, this is a great recipe to get them involved with because it is so easy.
  • Adaptable: Can make this apple dessert low-carb, dairy free, or the best way for your family, etc.
ingredients needed to make apple sauce bundt cake

Ingredient Notes for Apple Recipes

  • Cake Mix: A Spice Cake mix. Any brand you prefer, plus the ingredients required to make the cake per the package instructions (Room temperature large Eggs, oil, water etc.)
  • Cinnamon: Even though you are using a spice cake mix, the addition of extra cinnamon gives this cake extra warmth and flavor
  • Vanilla Extract: This will give that nice handmade taste to the apple bundt cake recipe
  • Apple Sauce: The apple sauce will add moisture and extra texture to the cake
  • Fresh Apples: For a sweet apple flavor use Gala or Fuji apples, for a tart flavor cake try granny smith apples cut into small chunks of apple
  • Pecans: The nuts add a little bit of crunch which adds that little something special
applesauce bundt cake on a white plate with a slice taken out of it

Equipment Needed for Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake

How to Make Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

These are the basic steps for making apple sauce bundt cake. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutritional information.

a collage of 4 images showing the ingredients and how to prep them for making an apple bundt cake

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat your oven and spray your bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Then, mix your cake per the package instructions in a large bowl. Add the additional ingredients of cinnamon, vanilla, applesauce, diced apples and pecans to your cake batter. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan.

a collage of 4 images showing the steps needed to make the batter and prepare the pan for an applesauce bundt cake

STEP 2: BAKE

Next, bake your cake for 38 minutes until golden brown. Allow warm cake to cool on a wire rack. Then, invert whole cake and remove from the pan onto a serving plate and dust with powdered sugar.

a collage of 2 images showing the apple bundt cake in the pan and on a white plate

Prep and Storage Tips for Apple Cinnamon Cake Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This cake can be made three to four days ahead of time. You can make it ahead and enjoy it later!

HOW TO STORE THIS DELICIOUS CAKE RECIPE

Make sure that the cake is in an airtight container or wrapped well in foil and/or plastic wrap. The goal is to keep it as airtight as possible.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS MOIST CAKE RECIPE

This apple bundt cake can be frozen for up to six months, however, it is best to serve it within the first three months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then dust with powdered sugar before you are ready to serve.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

A good idea is to warm apple desserts in the microwave and serve with vanilla ice cream.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Of course you can use a low calorie or low fat cake mix, or a gluten free cake mix can also be used.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT NUTS?

Indeed, it is easy to replace the pecans with walnuts, or alternatively use no nuts at all if you prefer.

HOW TO KEEP THE CAKE FROM STICKING TO A BUNDT PAN?

It is imperative that you grease every single nook and cranny, even for a non stick tube pan, find more tricks and tips here.

CAN I MAKE MINI BUNDT CAKES?

Yes, no need to use a standard bundt pan. There are some great pans that you can use for individual bundt cakes. Perfect dessert for parties or special occasions.

a slice of applesauce bundt cake next to a fork on a white plate with more cake on a white cake platter in the background

Expert Tips for Making This Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake Recipe

  • Sugar Free: Sugar free applesauce can be used or try a cinnamon applesauce for extra flavor.
  • Cake Mix: Not a fan of spice cake mix? Then, of course you can use white or vanilla cake mix; the best part is you make it your own.
  • Variation tip: Make your own spice cake mix by adding spices to a white cake mix.
  • Glaze: Create a powdered sugar glaze or drizzle by using vanilla extract, powdered sugar and milk or heavy cream.

What to Serve with Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Caramel Sauce for the top of the cake
  • Whipped Topping

Did you try this recipe?
Click below to leave a review and rating!

a slice of applesauce bundt cake on a white plate with more cake on a white cake platter in the background

Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

5 from 11 votes
Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake is a beautiful cake that is perfect for fall, but honestly is something you will want to make all year long because it is fruity, moist and delicious.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Spice cake mix your choice of brand and ingredients to make the cake according to directions on the box. Eggs, oil, and water.
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 3 apples peeled and diced
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a bundt pan with baking spray and set aside.
  • Mix the cake mix as per directions on the box, adding eggs, oil, and water.
  • Add in cinnamon and vanilla and mix.
  • Add applesauce, diced apples, and pecans, and mix into batter.
  • Bake for 38 minutes. Following baking instructions on the back of the box if using a different baking pan.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 25 minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack to completely cool. Then invert onto a serving dish and sprinkle top with powdered sugar.

Expert Tips

  • Sugar Free: Sugar free applesauce can be used or try a cinnamon applesauce for extra flavor.
  • Cake Mix: Not a fan of spice cake mix? Then, of course you can use white or vanilla cake mix; the best part is you make it your own.
  • Variation tip: Make your own spice cake mix by adding spices to a white cake mix.
  • Glaze: Create a powdered sugar glaze or drizzle by using vanilla extract, powdered sugar and milk or heavy cream.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 38mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g

The nutritional information provided are estimates. To learn more about how I calculate this information go to https://cakemixrecipes.com/privacy-policy-2/

PIN THIS RECIPE FOR LATER!Follow Us: @cakemixrecipesblog or tag #CakeMixRecipes

Recipes You Might Have Missed

7 thoughts on “Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing apple bundt cake recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Rate This Recipe