Tuesday, October 5, 2010

TWD - Double Apple Bundt Cake



What kind of cake do you like the best? My favourites are moist cakes which are not overly sweet, and which contain fruit to give them flavour and texture. Accordingly, this week's Tuesday with Dorie pick by Lynne of Honey Muffin was perfect - she chose Dorie's Double Apple Bundt Cake.

The cake is "double apple" because it contains grated apples and apple butter. Unfortunately, apple butter is not available in Australian supermarkets, so I used apple sauce instead. You could have dusted the cake with icing sugar or glazed it, but I didn't bother with either. I left out the raisins (by accident!), and used walnuts in the cake.

This cake was moist and flavoursome, with a lovely textural crunch from the nuts. It would be perfect to pop into a picnic basket for a lazy Sunday afternoon jaunt. I loved it.

To see the recipe, visit Lynne's site or buy the book. To see what all the other TWD members thought of this cake, visit the TWD blogroll.

29 comments:

Gloria said...

Absolutely beautiful cakelaw! nice! gloria

Flourchild said...

This cake was perfect wasn't it!! Im glad you liked it too, it looks so moist and yummy!!
Don't for get to leave your link!!

Jennifer said...

WOW! Yours is really tall-mine wasn't.

This cake is SO delicious!!!!!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love a yummy moist cake with fruit too. Sounds like this would be a great cake to serve at a brunch as well.

Tammy said...

I used apply jelly beacuse that is what I had, but next time I would use apple sauce. we loved it

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

This recipe sounds really delicious and what a cake to have picnic with! I will have to check this recipe out!

cindy said...

I agree, this is the 'perfect' cake!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Me too, moist cakes are my favourite as are apple desserts! :D

Pamela said...

I skipped the raisins too...but on purpose! Looks wonderful.

AmyRuth said...

Yum. Wasn't this really so delicious! I'll bet yours was as well. The apple butter really add a nice spice flavor to the cake. We all loved it.

AmyRuth

Beth said...

This cake looks terrific. It's a perfect time of year for apple desserts!

Conor @ Hold the Beef said...

Your type of cake is my type of cake too, and this looks like just the thing. Given my love of raisins though, I would hope that I wouldn't forget them ;)

Happy Cook said...

I want to have a big slice, looks delish.

chocolatechic said...

Have you ever eaten apple butter?

You can make your own using applesauce.

I make mine in a crock pot.

Your cake looks wonderful

Kayte said...

YUM...this looks delicious. I love the color you have on yours.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Great looking cake! It's good to know that applesauce works just as well as the apple butter.

Linda said...

I'm glad to hear that applesauce works just as well as apple butter (which I had a hard time finding at the store). I loved this cake as well.

Amber Marie said...

You are right - this would be great on a picnic! I'll have to try to remember that... :)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This cake looks awesome! Perfect way to use up all the apples in my kitchen :)

Peggy said...

I cannot wait to taste mine! I might have to sneak a slice out but I am saving it for Saturday to share with friends. Your cake looks perfect. I love bundt cakes.

Mary said...

Glad your cake worked well with apple sauce instead of apple butter. I will try that next time.

Beth said...

Another Beth here...
I loved this cake, too! Not too sweet, perfect for breakfast in our house. :-)

The Blonde Duck said...

You know, I've got like 9 bundt pans and I've never made a bundt cake.

honeymuffin said...

So glad you liked it!! Yours looks delish...like I want that slice that is missing!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Chcocolatechic, I have tasted apple butter because a nice blogging by mail person sent it to me years ago - but sadly not since!! I will jave to make my own.

Thanks for this pick Lynne - it was great.

Cathy said...

Looks beautiful! Glad to know it works with apple sauce too. We loved this one too!!

margot said...

Your cake looks lovely. I like this type of cake - you know, one you can eat any time of day.

jillbert said...

It looks wonderful! I shouldn't have skipped this one.

TeaLady said...

And it is beautiful plain. This was quite good wasn't it.