Autumn Honey Apple Bake & Slice Bundt Cake – #BundtBakers

A touch of honey and cinnamon paired with the taste of crisp autumn apples help to make this bake and slice Bundt cake a slightly sweet fall treat.

Is it Friday? Please tell me it’s Friday. No? It’s only Thursday? Well, that sucks eggs ’cause I’m really, really, really ready for Friday y’all. Yup, it’s been one of those weeks when there just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day. Hell, if I’m being honest, it’s really been one of those months. My legs are overwhelmingly hairy and in need of a shave, my car still hasn’t had a decent carwash all summer long, my guest room is in serious need of a good dusting, and I’ve been stuck wearing closed-toed shoes for the past week or so because my toenails look like they got into a vicious fight with a rabid beaver.

Since this month has been so frazzled and hectic, I think it’s only appropriate to share a simple Bake & Slice cake with y’all. What’s a Bake & Slice cake? Well, it’s pretty much just what it sounds like. And yes, that is me being sarcastic. You bake the cake, you slice the cake, and then you eat the cake. Novel idea, huh? This is a cake that you can eat whenever and wherever because life is too chaotic to waste time simply sitting around lazily eating cake. For this cake, there’s not a hint of frosting, icing, or fancy decoration to get in the way, making it the perfect Bundt cake to share for this month’s “Back to School Bundts” themed Bundt Bakers hosted by Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm.

Wendy is a fellow food blogger who I have come to absolutely adore. Simply put, my goal in life is to make her laugh. Any morning I can fill her world with a little bit of laughter at my own expense is a good morning. I’m fairly certain that she would have gotten a huge kick out of seeing me in my kitchen after I dropped the first version of this cake all over my marble countertop, sending an oozing lava flow of half gooey cake flying through the air and onto my foot. There were a lot of ugly words uttered as I quickly realized that not only was my foot on fire but that I was now going to have to rebake a cake which I had wasted precious time making; time which would have been much better spent painting my rabid beaver gnawed toenails.

A touch of honey and cinnamon paired with the taste of crisp autumn apples help to make this bake and slice Bundt cake a slightly sweet fall treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Apple, Peeled & Finely Diced

A touch of honey and cinnamon paired with the taste of crisp autumn apples help to make this bake and slice Bundt cake a slightly sweet fall treat.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a Bundt pan; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and honey together on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing 30 seconds after the addition of each egg.
  5. Add the vanilla and mix for 30 seconds.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and baking soda.
  7. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and use a silicone spatula to mix it until just combined.
  8. Add the sour cream and mix until just combined.
  9. Add the remaining flour and mix until just combined.
  10. Fold the finely diced apples into the cake batter.
  11. Spoon the cake batter into the prepared Bundt pan, even out the top, and then bake for 1 hour, or until a knife inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  12. Allow the cake to cool for 30 minutes before inverting it onto a cake plate or platter.

A touch of honey and cinnamon paired with the taste of crisp autumn apples help to make this bake and slice Bundt cake a slightly sweet fall treat.

Suggestions:

  • Tent the cake with foil after 45 minutes of baking to prevent it from over-browning.
  • To make this recipe, I used a Nordic Ware Elegant Party Bundt Pan, which is a bit smaller than a traditional Bundt pan and also makes slicing the perfect piece of cake effortless.
  • After the cake has cooled, make sure to cover it tightly to prevent it from drying out.

A touch of honey and cinnamon paired with the taste of crisp autumn apples help to make this bake and slice Bundt cake a slightly sweet fall treat.

Improvements:

  • Dust the cake with powdered sugar after it cools.
  • Combine a tablespoon of honey with a splash of water and then brush it on the outside of the cake to keep it moist.
  • Add a pinch of grated nutmeg or ground cloves to the cake batter for added flavor.
  • For more flavor, use premium honey in this recipe. I used this Tupelo Honey, which although a bit more expensive is absolutely loaded with flavor and worth the splurge.
  • Add a 1/2-cup of dried cranberries to the cake batter.

Autumn Honey Apple Bake & Slice Bundt Cake

Autumn Honey Apple Bake & Slice Bundt Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Apple, Peeled & Finely Diced

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a Bundt pan; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and honey together on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing 30 seconds after the addition of each egg.
  5. Add the vanilla and mix for 30 seconds.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and baking soda.
  7. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and use a silicone spatula to mix it until just combined.
  8. Add the sour cream and mix until just combined.
  9. Add the remaining flour and mix until just combined.
  10. Fold the finely diced apples into the cake batter.
  11. Spoon the cake batter into the prepared Bundt pan, even out the top, and then bake for 1 hour, or until a knife inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  12. Allow the cake to cool for 30 minutes before inverting it onto a cake plate or platter.
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A touch of honey and cinnamon paired with the taste of crisp autumn apples help to make this bake and slice Bundt cake a slightly sweet fall treat.

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