Spiced Apple Bundt Cake Recipe

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This spiced apple bundt cake is a delicious way to celebrate apple season and make your entire house smell like Autumn in the process!

Apples are one of my favorite things in life. I love apples in just about any form. Apple cider, apple butter, apple juice, applesauce, and definitely Granny Smith apples! (One of my favorites after Pink Ladies) They are crisp and tart; they remind me of Autumn, which is my favorite time of year.

The finished Spiced Apple Bundt Cake with coconut caramel sauce.

If you have an autumn celebration coming up, this spiced apple bundt cake is an easy, wonderful way to help you celebrate! It’s a moist cake with warm spices that’s great for a casual gathering or something more sophisticated. And it’s totally easy to make!

Apple Spice Bundt Cake

If you don’t have access to apple pie spice, I have a fast and easy recipe you can toss together in about a minute. You can find that apple pie spice recipe here.

Apple Season

If you are looking for ways to celebrate apple season and Autumn in general, don’t forget to graph your free copy of my Fall Bucket List! It’s stuffed full of ideas for ways to enjoy my absolute favorite season of the year.

Grab your copy here!

Best Apples For Spiced Apple Bundt Cake

The truth is, you can’t really pick a bad apple for this. You should use whatever apple your favorite happens to be. Good choices are:

  • Granny smith apples
  • Fuji apples
  • Pink lady apples
  • Red apples
  • Braeburn apples
A slice of Spiced Apple Bundt Cake sits on a white plate. A fork rests to the side of the slice.

What Is An Apple Bundt Cake?

Bundt cake is simply a cake that is baked in a special cake pan called a bundt pan. It has a hole in the middle and forms the top of the cake into nice, rounded edges.

This particular spice cake has apple chunks and a little bit of delicious apple pie spice. And the best part is the topping. It’s a delicious, dairy-free caramel sauce. You can find the recipe for that dairy-free caramel sauce here. It’s absolutely delicious with this cake!

And the great thing is, this cake is dairy-free and gluten-free!

What’s The Texture Like?

Normally, I would use spelt flour or whole wheat flour. But I wanted this to be gluten-free. And as with many things that are gluten-free, the texture of this cake is slightly different than anything gluten-based. It’s moist and delicious, but slightly crumbly. That’s really the only difference.

The cooled Spiced Apple Bundt Cake, waiting for a drizzle of coconut caramel sauce.

Ingredient Checklist

1½ cups granular sweetener – I used xylitol because that’s what’s easiest on my blood sugar. But you can use any unprocessed, granular sweetener such as Sucanat, coconut sugar, or monk fruit.

1½ cups virgin coconut oil – You want coconut oil that is solid when cool or at room temperature. Melt it, then measure in a liquid measuring cup. It needs to solidify as the cake cools.

2 tsp. vanilla extract – Use the real stuff, not vanilla flavoring.

5 large eggs – room temperature

½ cup coconut flour

1 cup almond flour – Make sure it’s blanched almond flour. Not almond meal.

1 ½ cups oat flour – Buy gluten-free if it’s important for you.

1 tbsp. baking powder – Make sure it’s as fresh as possible. Older stuff won’t work very well.

2 tbsp. apple pie spice – Again, if you can’t find it in the stores, you can make your own in under a minute. Here’s that recipe again.

½ teaspoon salt – I used pink Himalayan salt. But use whatever salt you normally cook or bake with.

3 cups chopped apples – Again, use whichever apples are your favorite. You want big chunks of apples. Don’t chop too small. If you cut an apple into eighths, and then slice, they’ll be the perfect size.

1/4 cup arrowroot powder – Optional for added structure and lightness.

1 batch Coconut Caramel – Optional for drizzling over the top of the cake. Highly recommended!

How To Make Spiced Apple Bundt Cake

Spraying the bundt pan with oil.

Preheat the oven to 325°F. and spray a 10-inch Bundt pan with oil.

The dry ingredients in a white mixing bowl.

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Set aside.

The whipped wet ingredients in the electric mixer bowl.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine all the wet ingredients. Start slow and increase the speed slowly to full speed. Let it mix until it’s light and fluffy. It will look like whipped butter.

The dry ingredients being stirred into the wet ingredients.

Set the mixer speed to low speed, (depending on your mixer, medium speed may be better. Just start slow and add more speed if needed) and add the flour mixture, a little at a time. Let the mixer completely incorporate the flour into the batter. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula to make sure you incorporate everything fully.

Stirring the apples into the batter.

Turn the mixer off and gently stir the apples into the batter.

Spooning the cake batter into the bundt pan.

Spoon the cake batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth the surface with a spatula. Try to get even coverage around the bottom of the pan.

Smoothing the batter in the bundt pan.

Set in oven and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes. If the surface starts to get too brown in the last 15 minutes, you can loosely cover the pan with foil. It’s done when a knife, toothpick, or cake tester pulls out clean.

The baked Spiced Apple Bundt Cake cooling in the bundt pan.

Cool for about 30 minutes before turning the pan over onto a flat surface. If you’ll be serving the cake on a special platter, you’ll want to turn it out on that because it’s tough to move it once it’s out of the pan.

The cooling Spiced Apple Bundt Cake, just turned out of the pan.

Cool for a full, additional hour or more before slicing. It can take a while for this to fully cool. Do not cool this on a wire rack.

The finished Spiced Apple Bundt Cake Recipe with caramel drizzled over the top.

Drizzle or spoon the coconut caramel over the top of the cake. Keep the cooled cake covered to keep it from drying out.

How To Store Spiced Apple Bundt Cake

Keep this in the fridge for up to four days.

Can You Freeze Spiced Apple Bundt Cake?

I don’t recommend freezing this. While it would probably freeze okay for a very short while, the flavors would change pretty quickly.

How To Serve Spiced Apple Bundt Cake

Serve this at room temperature. It’s great with a side of ice cream, or just by itself.

Special Note

If you are at all into culinary history, this history of the bundt pan is a pretty interesting read.

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Recipe Adaptation

This recipe was adapted from the site, I Am Baker. You can find the original recipe here. I simply adapted it for being dairy-free and gluten-free as well as for clean eating.

Spiced Apple Bundt Cake Recipe

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A slice of Spiced Apple Bundt Cake sits on a white plate. A fork rests to the side of the slice.

Spiced Apple Bundt Cake

Delicous Autumn cake drizzled with caramel sauce topping!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 391kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

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Equipment

  • 10 inch bundt pan

Ingredients

  • cups granular sweetener
  • cups virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extact
  • 5 large eggs
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • cups oat flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ¼ cup arrowroot powder (optional – for lightness and structure)
  • 2 tbsp. apple pie spice
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 cups chopped apples

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. and spray a 10-inch Bundt pan with oil.
    Spraying the bundt pan with oil.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Set aside.
    The dry ingredients in a white mixing bowl.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine all the wet ingredients. Start slow and increase the speed slowly to full speed. Let it mix until it's light and fluffy. It will look like whipped butter.
    The whipped wet ingredients in the electric mixer bowl.
  • Set the mixer speed to low speed, (depending on your mixer, medium speed may be better. Just start slow and add more speed if needed) and add the flour mixture, a little at a time. Let the mixer completely incorporate the flour into the batter. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula to make sure you incorporate everything fully.
    The dry ingredients being stirred into the wet ingredients.
  • Turn the mixer off and gently stir the apples into the batter.
    Stirring the apples into the batter.
  • Spoon the cake batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth the surface with a spatula. Try to get even coverage around the bottom of the pan.
    Spooning the cake batter into the bundt pan.
  • Set in oven and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes. If the surface starts to get too brown in the last 15 minutes, you can loosely cover the pan with foil. It's done when a knife, toothpick, or cake tester pulls out clean.
    Smoothing the batter in the bundt pan.
  • Cool for about 30 minutes before turning the pan over onto a flat surface. If you'll be serving the cake on a special platter, you'll want to turn it out on that because it's tough to move it once it's out of the pan.
    The baked Spiced Apple Bundt Cake cooling in the bundt pan.
  • Cool for a full, additional hour or more before slicing. It can take a while for this to fully cool. Do not cool this on a wire rack.
    The cooling Spiced Apple Bundt Cake, just turned out of the pan.
  • Drizzle or spoon the coconut caramel over the top of the cake. Keep the cooled cake covered to keep it from drying out.
    The finished Spiced Apple Bundt Cake Recipe with caramel drizzled over the top.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg

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3 Comments

  1. Can I replace the Almond and Oat Flour for regular flour? My Dad is allergic to nuts and my husband is highly allergic to oats.

    1. Jordan – Regular flour will work very differently from the above 2 flours. You can certainly try it, but you may have to adjust the amount you use. Start with less and add more as needed to get a good consistency in your batter. I haven’t tried it myself, so I’m not sure what the measurements would be. Wish I could be more help!

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