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Mini Apple Spice Bundt Cakes

Delicious, moist and light, this easy apple cake recipe made with fresh apples and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg yields six Mini Apple Spice Bundt Cakes or one large bundt cake.

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Three Mini Apple Spice Bundt Cakes.

These Mini Apple Spice Bundt Cakes are a delicious way to use some tasty seasonal apples. With Canadian Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to share something that fit the autumn season.

Baked fresh apple desserts are some of my favourite sweets to make during the fall. I love using warm and comforting spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger to flavour my baked goods.

Three Mini Apple Spice Bundt Cakes with drizzle on one cake.

How to make Apple Spice Bundt Cakes

The applesauce and grated apples used in this recipe make a tender and moist cake with a double dose of apple flavour.

Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour and whole wheat pastry flour
  • Cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg
  • Baking powder, baking soda and salt
  • Eggs
  • Brown sugar 
  • Applesauce, sweetened or unsweetened is fine.
  • Maple syrup
  • Light-tasting oil. I like to use grapeseed oil but you can also use canola oil.
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Grated peeled apples. I used Honeycrisp apples for this recipe, but you can use your favourite variety or even a combination of apples.

Steps:

A bonus feature about this easy apple spiced cake recipe is that it can be easily mixed by hand.

You'll want to peel, core and grate the apples before you get started with the rest of the recipe.

Gather and combine your dry ingredients in a bowl, and the wet in another. Combine the wet and the dry ingredients and then fold in the grated apples.

I used a mini bundt cake pan that makes six mini bundt cakes for this recipe but you can also use a regular-sized bundt pan (see the recipe card for baking time).

Bake in the oven until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean or with a few crumbs clinging to it.

Mini Apple Spice Bundt Cake with piece cut off.

How to serve:

The cakes should be served at room temperature. They're delicious plain but can also be dusted with a bit of icing sugar. And if you really want to dress them up, I included a recipe for an easy cinnamon-spiced glaze you can drizzle on the cakes.

Looking for more mini bundt cake recipes? These Mini Almond and Matcha Bundt Cakes combine the flavours of almonds with matcha and are a favourite of mine. Enjoy!

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If you make this recipe let me know how it went for you in the comment section below. I'd love to know if you made any variations to the recipe and how it worked out. And if you take a picture, share it with me on Instagram by tagging #sweetandsavourypursuits, I love to see your photos!

Mini Apple Spice Bundt Cakes

Mini Apple Spice Bundt Cakes

Adapted from Canadian Living
Delicious, moist and light, these made from scratch Mini Apple Spice Bundt Cakes are made with fresh apples and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Course Dessert, Dessert/ snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Mini Bundt Cakes
Calories 386 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup light-tasting oil I used grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups grated peeled apples packed

For the Glaze

  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk or cream add more if using cream and to achieve a thinner consistency
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Place a rack in the centre of your oven and preheat oven to 325ºF (160ºC).
  • In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a second bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, apple purée,  maple syrup, oil and vanilla.
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Add in the grated apples and stir until just mixed.
  • Spoon batter into the greased and floured mini bundt cake pan until approximately 2/3 full.
  • Bake until a cake tester inserted in the centre of the cakes comes out clean about 20-22 minutes.
  • Let the cakes cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Invert the cakes onto a wire rack and let cool completely.

For the Glaze

  • Combine, the powdered sugar, cinnamon, salt and milk or cream in a small bowl, whisk until smooth.
  • Drizzle over cakes.

Notes

The baking time indicated above is for use with a [eafl id="20127" name="Mini Bundt Cake Pan" text="mini bundt cake pan"]. You can also make just one large cake by using a regular sized bundt pan. However, you will have to adjust the baking time for the larger cake to approximately 45 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 386kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 221mgPotassium: 246mgFiber: 3gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 95IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 1.8mg
Keyword Apple Bundt Cake, Apple Spice Cake, Mini Apple Spice Bundt Cake, Mini Spice Cake
Tried this recipe? Have any questions, comments or suggestions? Leave a comment below!Let us know how it was!

This recipe for Mini Apple Spice Bundt Cakes was originally published in January 2014. I've updated the post and included new photos.

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Tamako Gipson

Sunday 8th of December 2019

I see that you use whole wheat pastry flour but can you use regular white flour in same amount?

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Sunday 8th of December 2019

Yes, you can use all-purpose (white) flour in the same amount. Thanks!

Karen (Back Road Journal)

Friday 19th of October 2018

While I have several full size bundt pans, I like your mini version with this recipe.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Friday 19th of October 2018

Thanks so much Karen, I think they’re cute in mini format. Though I realize most people probably don’t have a mini Bundt pan at home so this recipe can be made in one large Bundt pan as well!

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