Apple Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

It's fall and apple picking season is here!  When we go, we usually end up getting more apples than we can eat.  Here's a great recipe to use up some of those apples!

The recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks, Piece of Cake by Camilla V. Saulsbury.  The recipes in the book all use one bowl and it makes it easy to whip up something yummy with minimal fuss.

This cake is a family favorite and I hope you enjoy it too!

Apple Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze
( From Piece of Cake by Camilla V. Saulsbury)
Makes 20 servings

For the Bundt Cake
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups chopped peeled tart-sweet apples (such as Gala, Braeburn or Jonathon)
1 cup chopped toasted pecans (I omitted this)

For the Maple Glaze
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup milk

For the Bundt Cake

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan.
2.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
3.  Add eggs, oil, maple syrup and vanilla to flour mixture.  Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat for 1 minute, until blended.  Scrape sides and bottom of bowl with a spatula.  Beat on high speed for 1 minute.  Gently stir in apples and pecans.
4.  Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
5.  Bake in preheated oven for about 70 minutes or until a piece of uncooked spaghetti inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.  Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes, then invert cake onto rack.
6.  Pour 1/2 cup of the glaze over warm cake and let cool completely.  Drizzle the remaining glaze over cooled cake.

For the Maple Glaze
1.  In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, salt, butter, maple syrup and milk.
2.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly.
3.  Boil, whisking, for 2 minutes, until sugar is dissolved.
4.  Let cool for 5 minutes.  Use while still warm.


  1. You had me at maple glaze....yum! This is a different take than what I usually see with apple cakes.

  2. This looks yummy!! Pinned it to try later! :)

  3. I love maple flavor. This looks so good, need to make it.

  4. This sure looks good. Last year, our neighbors' apple trees had so many apples -- this year, none! But I may try this even if I have to buy my own apples :)

  5. This cake looks so moist and delicious, Great job. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  6. This looks so good! I can't wait till we start stocking up on apples next week. Pinned for later! :)

  7. Hello! I found you on The DC Ladies' website. This recipe looks uh-may-zing! Thanks for sharing!