Apple Spice Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze

adapted from Once Upon a Tart


2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
Tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
1 ½ cups light brown sugar, packed
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ½ cups cold buttermilk
4 large tart apples, peeled and shredded

For the Glaze:

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
½ cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2 Tablespoons maple syrup


Kitchen Tools Used: A standard 9 inch bundt pan is a must in each kitchen. If you don’t have one click here to buy it at my Amazon store!

1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Butter a 9 inch bundt pan and lightly dust the inside with flour.

2. In a mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.

3. In a mixer fitted with  a paddle attachment cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, beat in the eggs one at a time. Then add the vanilla and mix again.

4. With the mixer on low add half of the buttermilk followed by half of the flour mixture. Repeat and mix until no more flour is visible. Add the shredded apples and mix them in with a spoon. The batter will be very thick.

5. Scrape the batter into the prepared Bundt pan and smooth the top. Baked it for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Check doneness with a cake tester. Let the cake cool on a wire rack in the Bundt pan for 10 minutes. Then turn it out onto a wire rack and let it cool completely.

6. To make the Glaze: Whisk together the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Beat in the maple syrup until it is completely incorporated. Allow it to sit at room temperature until ready to use.

7. Once the cake has cooled completely drizzle the glaze over it and serve.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

This slice and serve bundt cake holds up very well to travel. I love taking it on longer trips to people’s houses for potlucks. I’ve even made it for my friend after she had a new baby! It also makes a commanding centerpiece at any fall party.

Naptime Stopwatch

20 minutes for the cake, 5 minutes for the glaze.

Naptime Reviews

My neighbor doesn’t love the texture of baked apples, like in a pie, but she loved this. Like banana bread it has all the flavor of apples without the chunky texture. Kids love it too, not that they needed it before the candy onslaught!

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