Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Double Apple Bundt Cake
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Lynne of Honey Muffin. She chose the Double Apple Bundt Cake, which is the first of a few apple delights that were picked for October. I love baking with apples so I’m very excited for this month. I love apples, I love Bundt cakes, so I was so excited for this recipe. I had seriously considered picking this recipe for my selection, but this cake is so reminiscent of fall that I just couldn’t make it in the summer. I’m glad it was picked this fall.
This cake contains apples, apple butter, pecans and raisins. I thought I had raisins, but I guess I didn’t so I substituted dried cranberries and I’m glad I added them since they added a nice welcome zing to the flavor. I made mine and then let it sit, wrapped in plastic wrap, for a couple of days. (I’ve had a bit of a baking marathon at home, and we were eating the other things first.) It is super moist and the flavors have come together very well.
I love the spiciness that the apple butter adds to the cake. I’ve never really had apple butter on its own, only in this and one other recipe. The flavors worked so well in this recipe that I’m excited to try other recipes with apple butter. I loved this cake and if you’d like to try it, you can get the recipe on Lynne’s blog. You can also check out the Tuesdays with Dorie site to see how the other bloggers did with this week’s recipe.
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, pages 184 and 185.