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Caramelized Apple Bundt Cake


Caramelized Apple Bundt Cake

You know I have a weak spot for apple desserts. Caramelized Apple Bundt Cake is just impossible to resist! I know it's not even close to fall. It is the middle of another scorching hot summer and what better way for me to dream a little about cooler temps and the leaves changing than with an amazing apple cake.



Who am I kidding?!? The leaves never change in these parts of Florida. A girl can dream! This cake...oh, this cake! Caramel is another little problem I secretly deal with. I can't tell you how I avoid it. I love Heath bars...there! I said it. Adore them. And I love any ice-cream with caramel. Dulce de leche: HUGE PROBLEM.  This cake...
Caramelized Apple Bundt Cake



You know I realized I don't post enough recipes with pastry cream. Pastry cream is so easy to whip up and so incredible stuffed in between a gorgeous bundt that has a gooey caramel drizzle.

Remember my recent caramel sauce and pastry cream recipes? They were an important part of this incredible cake! The caramel sauce and pastry cream is so versatile. You can use it in so many amazing recipes...let's see what else I make with them this summer;)


After spreading on the pastry cream I realized that the filling definitely needed a little bit of caramelized apples. It also needed a little bit of caramel drizzled on top!


For the pastry cream, see recipe here.
For caramel sauce, see recipe here.  





Caramelized Apple Bundt Cake

by Savoring Italy
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50-55 minutes

Ingredients (10-12 servings)
    Cake Ingredients
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 1/3 cup canola oil
    • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (I used Limoncello)
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus 2 Tablespoons flour
    • 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
    for assembling
    • pastry cream see recipe
    • caramel sauce see recipe
    Instructions
    Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour your bundt pan (regular 10 cup bundt pan). I personally prefer to use baking spray for bundt pans.

    Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beating until incorporated. Stir in vanilla, lemon rind, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or limoncello).

    In a large bowl, combine flours, powder, soda, and salt; set aside. Add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture alternately to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

    Spoon batter into prepared bundt pan. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.

    Sauteed Caramel Apples:

    3 apples (whatever kind you like)peeled, cored, and diced
    1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
    1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
    ¼ cup caramel sauce

    In a small saute' pan, melt the butter. Add the apples and sugar. Cook until the apples turn soft. Lower the heat and add the caramel sauce. Toss apples in the caramel to coat.
    assemble the cake:

    Slice the cooled cake in the middle. Spread the pastry cream evenly over the bottom layer of the cake. Add some of the caramelized apples on top of the cream. 
    Drizzle on about 2 Tablespoons of the caramel sauce on top of the apples. Make sure to leave enough apples for the top of the cake. 
    Place the other cake layer on top. 
    Add the rest of the caramelized apples to the top of the cake. Drizzle on the caramel sauce.


    32 comments

    1. [...] House Buttermilk Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel Icing by Carrie from Poet In The Pantry Caramelized Apple Bundt Cake by Lora from Cake Duchess Caramel Pound Cake by Veronica from My Catholic Kitchen Chocolate Bundt [...]

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    2. [...] Caramelized Apple Bundt Cake by Lora from Cake Duchess [...]

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    3. that first picture is absolutely insane. all i want to do is dig in! what a glorious cake, lora!
      here's to another fun bundt month! cheers! A

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    4. Why have I never thought to cut one of these babies in half and add pastry cream?! How gorgeous is that! You take a beautifully simple Bundt and kick it up more than a few notches, Lora. Just wow!

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    5. OMG, I love the creamy apple center. Wow!!

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    6. Holy shizz, Lora. My mouth dropped down to my chest at the sight of your incredible creation. Who cares if my face and shirt are covered with drool? You're brilliant for sandwiching your bundt with creamy, luscious, indulgent pastry cream. And those giant chunks of apple are calling my name!

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    7. [...] Caramelized Apple Bundt Cake by Lora from Cake Duchess [...]

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    8. LORA!
      What Nancy said. I was going to say exactly the same thing! That pastry cream center topped with caramelized apples. . . OMG! Love this!

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    9. With pastry cream! One of my favorite things made from scratch paired with caramel. Such a fantastic idea Lora, heat wave or not. This is good any day of the year.

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    10. That is one gorgeous bundt, yes please to caramelized apples!

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    11. Lora...that is such a beautiful 'bundt cream puff'! I love pastry cream, too. And I can think of no better way to enjoy it than to pair it with apples and caramel! What a lovely cake! : )

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    12. What's not to love about this gorgeous cake! I love how you incorporated caramelized apples...swooning here!

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    13. When you posted your recipe for pastry cream I knew you were up to more magic in your kitchen. The photos of this bundt are incredible!

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    14. Oh Lora! You made the prettiest, creamiest, dreamiest, apple-est, caramel-est cake!! Simply divine!!

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    15. I love caramels and apples. What a great combination.

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    16. OH MY! WHOA! The filling... wow! I am going to dream about this cake. This is beautiful!

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    17. I love not only the incredible flavors you chose to use here but also the inventive presentation. I really like that you put pastry cream in the center. Yum! Caramel and apples are perfection together and that pastry cream must really be such a nice finishing touch to bring it all together. Lovely!

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    18. Lora, that cake with the pastry cream and apples looks sooo good! Love caramel too and I can't seem to get enough of it. Beautiful cake and recipe, enjoy your week.

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    19. Pastry cream in a bundt cake? Genius idea! Love the caramel apple, too. Fall is my favorite time of year. And I'm longing for it right now with this heat wave!

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    20. such a luscious looking apple cake, had never felt so tempted over this combination but seriously this treat changed our mind... :-)

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    21. Those look yummy!!! I caught the baking fever a couple of days ago, and have not been doing much else since:
      http://lasagnolove.blogspot.de/2013/07/something-sweetbest-brownies-ever.html

      Love from Europa,

      Birdy and Bambi

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    22. Wow. I am not sure if I have ever tasted a bundt cake before but this caramelized apple bundt cake looks so good. I love how the bundt looks like with the carmelized sauce over it. The last picture reminds me of bavarian donuts that I love and crave because of its creaminess

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    23. Amazing. The cake looks so tempting and scrumptious that I wish there was a technology to download food. And perfect photography. Those pictures are lovely, specially the top one. It has triple the power to make anyone hungry.

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    24. Lora this is an absolutely mouthwatering dessert. I love all of it!
      Hugs

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    25. [...] it!). But to celebrate this month, I had to make it a little more fancy. I had so much fun with my July bundt using caramel and pastry cream and had a couple requests from it since it was baked (ahem…my [...]

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    26. I added about 1/2 to 1 tsp of cinnamon to the pastry cream recipe and it kicks things up quite a bit...delicious! I'd actually go as high as 1.5-2 tsp of cinnamon next time

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    27. Wow Lora, I was just going through your some of your older posts and this cake has my mouth watering - so beautiful!

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