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Recipe for Apple Bundt Cake

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This recipe for apple bundt cake is perfect for fall! We eat it year round but it has a great flavor profile for fall and the cooler months.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
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This recipe for apple bundt cake is perfect for fall! We eat it year round but it has a great flavor profile for fall and those cooler months that are on the way!

Bundt cakes are so gorgeous and they’re easy to make! This great recipe for apple bundt cake is simple, hearty, and delicious for all your fall parties and gatherings. Add this one to your thanksgiving menu for sure!

If you love making apple recipes you’ll want to try out Caramel Apple Dump Cake, and Instant Pot Apple Spice Cake as well! Anther great fall classic to try is this simple pumpkin chocolate chip cake!

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Cake mix recipes make everything so much easier. Today we’re using a spice cake. You can use whatever brand works for you. If you need a gluten free mix, etc. Choose what works for you or whatever you have on hand.

The nice thing about using a cake mix is that we don’t have to drag out all the baking stuff to make a delicious dessert. This simple treat can be served for brunch, breakfast, or a sweet dessert. You could add a cream cheese frosting drizzle or glaze if you really wanted.

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I think this recipe for apple bundt cake is plenty sweet on it’s own but if you prefer something with a little more dressed up finish.

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.

This simple bundt cake recipe uses apples, applesauce, and pecans to bump up the flavor and fun on a regular old boxed cake mix! Check it out!

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What do I need to make an apple bundt cake?

To make this apple bundt cake you will need a boxed spice cake mix, the ingredients to prepare that as directed on the box, some cinnamon, vanilla, applesauce, apples, and chopped pecans.

If you don’t like pecans you can use another kind of nut. Walnuts are another good choice for baking and you can pair them with whichever type of apple you like most.

Any type of apple will do, even the ones that are growing in like crazy on the apple trees in your backyard this time of year!

Since this is a bundt cake recipe you’ll need a bundt pan. I like this plain one and I also adore the finished look on the fancier style like this one. If you like using silicone molds you can use one like this as well.

ingredients needed to make recipe for apple bundt cake.

Kitchen Essentials for Cakes:

If you are trying to pick out some of the best supplies to stock your kitchen for cake mix recipes and baking in general, these are some of our favorites and must have items.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing cake mix recipes which can settle and become thin at lot easier than traditional cookie dough.

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Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

For cakes in particular you will need a rectangular cake pan. You can use glass pyrex style ones or even casserole baking dishes!

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How to make this recipe for apple bundt cake:

Making this bundt cake could not be easier. Since we are starting with a boxed spice cake mix we don’t have to go through all the hassle of baking a cake from scratch. This recipe takes a simple boxed cake mix and elevates it to make it into the perfect fall treat.

prepping the apples for the apple bundt cake recipe.

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a bundt pan with baking spray and set aside.

bundt cake pan sprayed with non stick spray.

Mix the cake mix as per directions on the box, adding eggs, oil, and water.

cake batter being prepared

Add in cinnamon and vanilla and mix.

more ingredients being added and blended together.

Add applesauce, diced apples, and pecans, and mix into batter.

apples apple sauce and pecans being added to the cake batter for the recipe for apple bundt cake.

Bake for 38 minutes.  Following baking instructions on the back of the box if using a different baking pan.

baked cake ready to be flipped and cooled.

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.

finished apple bundt cake ready to be sliced and shared.

Do you want to make more cake mix recipes?

If you are looking for more cake mix recipes you could not have landed in a better spot on the web. Here’s a few of our favorite recipes made with boxed cake mixes that I think you’ll love.

There’s something for everyone and each of these recipes is simple and straightforward, no muss, no fuss. Just simple desserts that the whole family will enjoy.

a look at the finished slice of apple bundt cake

Try out Apple Pie Cookies, Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies, Twix cookies, brownie batter dip, key lime cookies, chocolate cherry cookies, vanilla cake with strawberry filling, or Instant Pot Apple Spice Cake.

More options are these butter pecan cookies, banana bread with cake mix, 3 ingredient cake mix cookies, cinnamon donutsfunfetti sugar cookie trufflesStrawberry Cake Batter Dip, Firecracker Poke Cake, Layered Red White and Blue Cupcakes, Pineapple Coconut Poke Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Dump Cake, and red velvet cake mix cookies.

There’s more! Don’t miss out on these lemon cake mix cookies, Soft Cake Mix Sugar Cookies, Cake Mix Air Fryer Cookies, and Chocolate Chip Cake Batter Cookies!

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Printable Recipe for Apple Bundt Cake:

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Since everything prints on one easy sheet you can also use this for your shopping list!

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Recipe for Apple Bundt Cake

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This recipe for apple bundt cake is perfect for fall! We eat it year round but it has a great flavor profile for fall and the cooler months.
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Servings: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 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 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 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.

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

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