Tuesday, October 5, 2010

TWD-Double Apple Bundt Cake

Double Apple Bundt Cake. It just sounds perfect for this time of year. We finally got out of the 90's this past week and had some cool weather, so an apple cake really fit into the beginning of fall.
Lynne over at Honey Muffin chose Double Apple Bundt Cake as this week's TWD pick. She will have the recipe posted on her blog. You can also find many versions of this cake all over the web.

The reason this is called a Double Apple Bundt, is because it contains apples two ways. 2 apples are peeled and shredded into the cake batter and 1 cup of apple butter is also used in the cake.
I don't usually keep apple butter on hand, so I knew I wanted to make mine at home. I knew that way I could control the level of sweetness and spice.

I made 1 1/2 times the recipe so that I could make a normal bundt and 6 minis. I knew I was going to give the big one away, but we really wanted to try this one too, so I kept the minis for us to sample.

I followed Dorie's suggestion and made these the day before, then wrapped them tightly and glazed them the next day. I used granny smith apples and omitted the nuts and raisins.

This was a delicious cake. Moist, with great apple flavor. Absolutely perfect pick.
Check out what everyone else thought by heading over to Tuesday's with Dorie!


Recipe for Oven Apple Butter
* I did not add the total amount of sugar called for. I added 1/2 of it and tasted it, then a little bit more, so it wouldn't be too sweet.
* My apple butter was ready after 3 hours in the oven.

18 comments:

chocolatechic said...

I make my apple butter in my crock pot.

Your cake looks wonderful

Kayte said...

Love that drippy glaze...maybe I should have gone that route...I know, I can make it again and do that! Looks wonderful!

Katie said...

I'm a lover of anything appley - this sounds divine and perfect for this time of year

AmyRuth said...

Um Yum, Mare. Nicely done w/your own AB too. WOWZA. I loved this and I am one who eats the AB out of the jar. Ah shucks! You are so giving to share the calories.... he he he, truly. Glad you enjoyed it too though. I love the glazy photo. Nice!
AmyRuth

Eliana said...

Hmmm - all around glorious Mary. I love it.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Beautiful job on the cake! I thought about making my own apple butter for about 5 seconds and then I jumped in the car and headed to the store.

Jamie said...

Your apple cake looks wonderful and perfect for Fall. I love that you made your own apple butter and reduced the sugar. I really need to try this recipe.

cindy said...

This was one excellent cake, my son ate the last piece last night. It will certainly be a repeat!

Flourchild said...

Your cake looks great! I loved this recipe too.

Jennifurla said...

glorious cake, wish I could break off a LARGE piece

Tia said...

your apple butter looks so deeply rich and flavorful.

Lauryn said...

Yor cake looks amazing and great job on making your own apple butter! Awesome! I bet those minis were yummy!

Jamie said...

Hi Mary Ann!
I sent you an email the other day. Not sure if you got it. I need to ask you something. My email is constantmj@bellsouth.net.

The Food Librarian said...

You made your own apple butter?! You rock!! Looks lovely! - mary

Lisa said...

What delicious looking apple butter. I'd love to spread that on my toast. I'm also glad to know that apple butter can be made in the oven since I don't own a crockpot.

TeaLady said...

Beautiful drizzle on that delicous cake.

It would have been hard to give it away. I did. And it was hard.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks beautiful! i like the idea of apple butter made in the oven!

Anonymous said...

How many eggs in the bundt cake?