Tuesday, October 05, 2010

TWD: Double Apple Bundt Cake

There are so many things to love about Bundt cakes. They have a fun design that help you cut the slices nice and even. (Big pieces for me - little pieces for everyone else) They look really cool when you drizzle glaze on them. And, especially in the case of this cake, they taste wonderful. We recently went apple picking, so I've made a bunch of apple recipes in the past two weeks. I was very happy to add this to my baking list.

This was a great fall cake to make. The "double apple" idea isn't two apples (really, it was more than that for me) but apples and apple butter. It's also full of seasonal spices. Yum! This came together really easily. The original recipe called for raisins and pecans. I said no to the raisins. I only like them in oatmeal cookies or cinnamon raisin bread. I used half pecans and I subbed one of my favorite ingredients (maple flav-r-bites**) for the other half cup.

The cake was very moist and so tasty. I made it the day before I planned to serve it to let the flavors blend. A few days later, the little bit that was left tasted just as wonderful. I would absolutely make this again. Though, I would use fewer of the bites. The maple flavor almost overwhelmed the apple. Not that it was a bad thing, mind you because I love maple. But I really wanted the apple to shine through.

Not a very photogenic cake. But it is tasty!

Photogenic children, though! Also, a bit goofy. Please ignore the mess at the breakfast table.

Thank you Lynne from Honey Muffin for choosing this recipe.

** Flav-r-bites are these little nuggets bursting with either cinnamon or maple flavor. They are wheat based, so unlike chips, they don't melt. I highly recommend them!

14 comments:

Cakelaw said...

Your cake turned great! Love the colour.

Beth said...

The cake looks great. We all love apples, so I'm sure we'll finish it off in record speed!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your cake looks delicious! I've never heard of flav-r-bites but they sound fantastic.

chocolatechic said...

Great cake.

I didn't do the raisins either.

Kayte said...

Okay, okay, your cake is nice and fine, but my fav is the photogenic children...they are so cute! Gosh they are growing up quickly. We loved this cake...maybe a little too much. Need to make it again for them.

Linda said...

I also added a little maple flavor using maple sugar. We loved this cake --- it looks like your adorable kids did as well!

Amber Marie said...

Ooh, the Flav-r-bites sound interesting - I might have to try the cinnamon! Glad everyone enjoyed!

Mary said...

I love the flav-r-bites and have some in the kitchen...great idea for next time.

cindy said...

This was one good cake. We loved it!

honeymuffin said...

I love Flav-r-bites!! Great idea, and very happy customers!

Peggy said...

I left raisens out too. Your photo looks just fine! Love it.

Cathy said...

Definitely photogenic children! The cake looks great too. I agree - this is one delicious fall cake!

Clivia said...

I used golden raisins and the flavour worked nicely. Your cake looks good!

Tammy said...

I loved this cake too and you are right, it wasnt easy to photograph it as good as it tasted