Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake

I know, I know, FALL is gone, but not my craving for Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake!  A bundt cake full of cinnamon flavor and studded with chunks of apples.  This is one that should definitely be made year round.

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3 cups All-purpose Flour
2 cups Sugar
3 tsp. Baking powder
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 cup Vegetable Oil
4 Eggs
1/2 cup Milk
2 1/2 tsp. Vanilla paste OR extract
8 small OR 3 large Apples, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
1/2 cup Sugar
1 Tbsp. ground Cinnamon

 

To begin; peel, core, and cut your apples into chunks.  I placed mine into some water with a lemon squeezed into it, to prevent browning.  Set this aside until ready to use.

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Preheat your oven to 350°.  Prepare your Bundt pan, by lightly greasing or spraying it with Baker’s Joy.  In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Stir to combine well.

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Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; add the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla paste.  Allow this mixture to mix and combine for 3 – 5 minutes, until smooth.

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While the cake batter is mixing, combine the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon, mix to combine well.  Set aside.

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Once the batter is ready, you’re ready to assemble the cake.

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Pour half the batter into the already prepared Bundt pan.  Drain the apples well in a large colander, drying them with a paper towel.  Pour 1/2 the apples over the first layer of batter.  Sprinkle half the cinnamon/sugar mixture over the apples.

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Pour the rest of the batter over the apples and top with the remaining apples.  Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon/sugar over the apples again.  Place the pan onto a larger baking sheet.  Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 1/2 hours – 1 hr. and 40 minutes; OR until cake tester inserted comes out clean.

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Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before transferring to serving platter.

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Make an OPTIONAL glaze by combining 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 2 Tbsp. milk, 1 tsp. vanilla paste or extract, and 1/2 tsp. orange zest.  Stir until smooth and of a pourable consistency.

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Pour the glaze over top the cooled cake, remember, this is optional.  The cake is perfect without the glaze as well.

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