Fortnight of Fright 2015 | Apple Bundt Cake Recipe (Lena from I Love Books Club)


Welcome to our third annual FORTNIGHT OF FRIGHT event!
October 17th – October 31st, 2015

Thanks for checking out the THIRD annual edition of FORTNIGHT OF FRIGHT where Alyssa (Books Take You Places), Amy (Tripping Over Books), and I bring you two full weeks of Halloween-related posts! We’ve invited bloggers, authors, and book lovers alike to share their favorite things about Halloween and we feature a new person and post each day. 

Today, Lena from I Love Books Club is sharing a fun recipe with us for her favorite apple bundt cake!

Lena’s Apple Bundt Cake Recipe

Hi Everyone!  I’m Lena from I Love Books ClubI am super-excited to share my favorite fall recipe, (Philadelphia-Style) Apple Bundt Cake, with you guys.  I found this recipe a long time ago in the Relish magazine in Frederick News Post (or Washington Post), and decided to try it. It was so tasty, and relatively easy to make.

First, you need a bundt pan. Make sure you grease the pan with butter and flour. Preheat your oven to 350F.

apple bundt cake 1 Second, the Apples! You will need about 3 to 4 apples, thinly sliced.  Use whatever kind of apples that you like best. I used Honeycrisp in this cake.  Mix in 5 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 4 teaspoons cinnamon with the sliced apples, then put aside. 


Third, combine all of the following in one bowl: 

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Fourth, you layer batter, apples, batter, apples, and batter in the bundt pan.

  • First layer: about 1/3 of the batter.
  • Second Layer: Apples

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Do those steps (above) two more times. Make sure the apples are covered when you do this last layer of batter. Right now, your cake should look something like this


Put the cake in the oven for 55 to 60 minutes. Make sure the cake is cooked all the way through. The cake will be pretty moist because of apple slices. In the original recipe, it tells you to wait ten minutes before flipping the bundt cake over.  I would wait about 15 to 20 minutes instead. I waited ten minutes, and my cake broke a little as I flipped it over. 

Also, when you flip the cake over, use a plate. Just put the plate on top of the bundt pan, and flipped it over. Plus, now you don’t have to worry about transferring it over to a new dish, because it’s already on one (yay). 


I give you my famous Apple Bundt Cake!

The best thing about this recipe is that you can eat this cake for breakfast ☺ and it has fruit in it, so it’s mostly healthy. You can check out the original recipe, here.

Have a wonderful rest of the fall season!

Thanks, Lena! That looks absolutely delicious! I definitely want to try out your recipe!! Thank you so much for sharing with us! 

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