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Oct 20, 2018

Cider-Glazed Apple Bundt Cake

This Cider-Glazed Apple Bundt Cake is filled with an apple cider reduction and one and a half pounds of grated apples. It's super moist, and filled with the flavor of apples.

Cider-Glazed Apple Bundt Cake

 It's been a long time since I've made a bundt cake. I don't know what I've been waiting for, because bundt cakes are so easy to make, and, unlike layer cakes, you don't have to worry too much about how they look. The pan does all of the work.

To get the most apple flavor, you boil a quart of apple cider down to one cup. Some of the cider reduction goes in the cake, some of it is brushed over the baked cake, and a little of it is used to make the glaze.

Apple Cider-Glazed Bundt Cake

 I finally used the bundt pan I bought several years ago, and was super happy with how the cake was well defined and plopped right out of the pan. I'm definitely going to be baking more bundt cakes in the future.

The recipe for this cake is from America's Test Kitchen's book, The Perfect Cake. The Cake Slice Bakers are spending this year baking cakes and reviewing the recipes from the book. I joined because

I rarely bake cakes, mostly because they are a challenge for me. Baking one cake each month has been great for flexing new baking muscles, and my colleagues at work really appreciate it.

Apple bundt cake

 This recipe is pretty easy to make. You mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet ingredients in another. The most difficult part is probably peeling and grating the apples. I used my food processor, which made the job really easy. The other part that was a challenge was reducing the cider to exactly one cup. Fortunately, if you over reduce it, you can just add water!

We don't have permission to share the recipe, however, it is available on the America's Test Kitchen website.

This has been a super busy week. Check out the list of recipes on the side bar on the right side of the page for lots of scrumptious treats, including pot stickers, lasagne for two, and Mexican hot chocolate ice cream, all with recipes so you can try them yourself.

For another delicious apple bundt cake, be sure to try this Apple Cake with a Honey Bourbon Glaze. 

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  1. Karen, your cake looks amazing...great texture, too. Yes, bake more Bundts...they always look like you spent lots of time on them, but are really easy.

    1. So true!!! I'm definitely making more bundts.

  2. As you know I do love a good bundt, and this is one very good bundt. It turned out perfectly and I can almost taste all of that apple goodness through the screen. And as always your photos are beautiful and tell a wonderful story.

  3. Looks so moist, Karen. Great photos, too!

  4. Your cake is picture perfect and there's nothing like a Bundt cake!

  5. Your cake looks delicious! Bundt cakes are my favorite when I need a quick dessert. They look fancy with so little work.

  6. the cake looks good but theres no recipe for it


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