This Fresh Apple Bundt Cake recipe made with a cake mix box is the perfect fall treat! Tender, moist, and deliciously spiced with cinnamon and cardamom, it's easy to make because the base is a cake mix. It is a wonderfully suitable dessert for the whole family.
Special Fall Treat!
Make this delicious homemade Apple Bundt Cake with Cake Mix Box with fresh shredded apples. You throw it together in a couple of easy steps. With the delightful taste of cardamom and cinnamon, fresh Gala apples, shredded coconuts, and walnuts, your whole house will smell like Autumn.
This apple cake is delicious and moist with the perfect amount of sweetness and spices that add a great flavor and texture to this cake. You will absolutely fall in love with this cake recipe. It is super delicious with a hot cup of coffee or tea.
Super Moist and Delicious!
Cake Mix Turned into a Bundt Cake
For this Apple Bundt Cake with Cake Mix recipe, I used Betty Crocker butter pecan cake mix. However, you can use any cake mix you have on hand. When making a cake mix, you don't have to follow the instructions on the box. Replace water with milk, replace oil with softened butter, and add one extra egg to get the best out of a cake mix.
What is a Bundt Cake?
A Bundt cake is simply a cake that is baked in a bundt pan. It is shaped into a special doughnut shape. It is inspired by a traditional European cake known as Gugelhupf. But, Bundt cakes are not generally engaged to any single recipe.
Origin of “Bundt” Cake Name
In the north of Germany Gugelhupf is traditionally known as Bundkuchen which is a name formed by joining the two words “Bund” that means bundle or bunch and “Kuchen” which means kitchen.
Design of Bundt Cakes
Bundt cakes are not referred to any single recipe. Their characterizing feature is their shape. A Bundt pan generally has fluted or grooved sides, but its most defining design element is the central tube which leaves a cylindrical hole through the center of the cake.
Three Ways To Easily Remove A Bundt Cake From The Pan
Use A Spatula
Get your spatula and run in along the inside edges of the pan. Also, you can butter your knife to help loosen the cake from the side. But, you don’t want to cut your cake. Be careful when using your knife. You can flip your knife to the non-edged side and run it along the inside edges of the pan.
Let the Oil Freeze
This method may be especially helpful if you grease your bundt cake pan with liquid oil or nonstick spray. Simply put your bundt cake in the freezer for about 5 minutes to help harden the oil so that it can become firm enough to be scraped off with a spatula or a knife.
If the bundt cake is still stuck in the pan and you’re having trouble removing it, toss it back into the oven for about 5 minutes no more. Watch out! You don’t want to over-bake it. After 5 minutes, remove the Bundt cake and it should come out easily. If not, run the spatula along the inside edges to help loosen it up.
Apple Bundt Cake Recipe Tips
- Use fresh baking apples. You want to use firm, tart baking apples that hold their shapes in this cake. I used fresh Gala apples. They are excellent for baking. Granny Smith, Mutsu, Jonathan, and Pink Ladies are good choices too.
- Shred apples or use big chunks of apples in this cake. Spread the apples evenly in the bowl before pouring in the bundt pan.
- Tap the bundt pan on the counter before you put it in the oven. This will release any air bubbles trapped in the batter and help apples settle in the pan.
- Let the cake cool down completely before slicing or sprinkling powdered sugar. Allowing the cake to cool down will give it a moist, more firm texture and stronger apple cake. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool down completely.
Frequently Asked Questions:
The main difference between Bundt cake and regular has to do with the shape of the pan. Simply it is the doughnut-like shape of the Bundt pan with the grooved side that is mainly what’s making it different.
The top side of the Bundt cake is the rounded side of the cake, not the flat side.
A cake in a Bundt pan is more in contact with the edges of the pan. So, the heat is distributed more evenly. If you put a pound cake into a regular round cake pan, it will not cook in the center or it will burn on the edges.
You Don't Want to Miss that Taste!
- cake mix box
- coconut flakes
- cinnamon powder
- cardamom powder
- powdered sugar
How to Make the Apple Bundt Cake
Preheat the oven to (350 degrees F - 177 degrees C).
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, add oil and milk, and combine well.
Add the cake mix and keep mixing.
Peel and shred apples, add cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, and coconut flakes to shredded apples. Then, add shredded apples to the cake mixture and gently fold.
Add 1 teaspoon of flour to walnuts and mix. Add the walnuts to the cake mixture and fold again.
Transfer cake batter to a prepared bundt pan.
Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cake in the pan for 10 minutes. Loosen cake from the sides of the pan with a knife. Then, transfer cake onto a wire rack. Let the cake cool completely. Slice the cake, sprinkle with cinnamon and powdered sugar. Serve it with a cup of tea or coffee.
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Fresh Apple Bundt Cake with a Cake Mix
- 1 cake mix box
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup melted butter
- 1 cup milk
- 3-4 large gala apples
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar plus 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- ½ cup walnuts plus 1 teaspoon of flour
- Preheat the oven to (350 degrees F / 177 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs, add oil and milk, and combine well.
- Add the cake mix and keep mixing until all combined.
- Peel and shred apples. Add cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, and coconut flakes to shredded apples. Then, add shredded apples to the cake mixture and gently fold.
- Add 1 teaspoon of flour to walnuts and mix. Then, add the walnuts to the cake mixture and fold again.
- Transfer the cake batter to a prepared Bundt pan.
- Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cake in a pan for 10 minutes. Loosen cake from the sides of the pan with a knife. Then, transfer the cake onto a wire rack. Let the cake cool completely. Slice the cake and sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon and powdered sugar. You can serve it with a cup of tea or coffee.