Fresh Apple Bundt Cake

Fresh apples taste so good in this very moist and delicious bundt cake!  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for an easy dessert that people will remember!  Our family looks forward to making Fresh Apple Bundt Cake!

Apple bundt cake is so very moist and delicious bundt cake! 

Apple Bundt Cake

My mom went to a party at a neighbor’s house years ago when she first tasted this Fresh Apple Cake.  So, of course, she asked for the recipe.  This cake is so delicious the memory will last for years!

There are a few apple orchards within an easy driving distance to our house and our family enjoys going out and picking fresh apples each year.  Even though we live on a farm we don’t raise produce.  Apples take a totally separate set of equipment, labor, and expertise, so we’re glad to go support our neighbors instead of trying to raise our own apples.

I love how pretty this cake and our Blackberry Jam Cake look on a nice cake stand with some powdered sugar sprinkled on top.  Be sure to use a sifter to get the nice, even coating of confectioners sugar.  I have the OXO sifter because I love that OXO products are of great quality!

This cake definitely tastes best warm and served with vanilla ice cream or real whipped cream!  Since an apple, a day keeps the doctor away be sure to eat enough pieces to get a full apple’s worth…wink, wink.

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How to Make Fresh Apple Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Grease and flour bundt pan
  3. Mix oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla
  4. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt
  5. Fold in apples
  6. Pour in pan and bake for 1 hour until toothpick comes out clean
  7. Combine glaze ingredients in saucepan and boil for 1 minute
  8. Pour glaze over hot cake and leave in pan for 2 hours
  9. Turn onto plate and sprinkle with confectioners sugar
Fresh apples taste great in this easy cake that is perfect when served with vanilla ice cream

How to Choose the Best Baking Apple for a Cake

I always read the signs at the orchard or grocery store to find the best baking apple.  It seems that varieties rotate in and out of stock quite often in the fall and new varieties are always being developed.  So, I just ask the friendly orchard staff or read signs to find the best apple to use in baking.

Regardless of what type of apples are used be sure they are peeled, cored and chopped into small pieces.

Does a Fresh Apple Cake Need Refrigerated?

Since refrigeration typically lengthens the shelf life of produce the same will be true for the Fresh Apple Cake.  When we plan to eat this cake over a 3-4 day period I always refrigerate it so that the last few pieces will still taste great.  When we take the cake to a party or bigger group and plan to eat it within 24 hours I don’t worry as much about refrigerations.

Refrigeration slows the ripening and rate of spoilage for fresh fruit.  Granted cooked fruit is a little different, it will still spoil, so consider storing fresh apple cake in the refrigerator to increase the shelf life.

Can Fresh Apple Cake Be Frozen?

Freshly baked apple cake that has been cooled and wrapped well can be frozen for up to 3 months.  Cake that is 1 – 2 days old and has not begun to spoil can also be wrapped well and frozen for up to 3 months.  Wrap tightly with as little air as possible to prevent freezer burn.

Let the cake thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours before serving.  I would warm the entire cake in the oven or microwave individual pieces since it tastes best served warm!

Piece of fresh apple cake with whipped cream on a plate

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Printable Recipe for Fresh Apple Bundt Cake

Fresh apple bundt cake on a white cake stand

Fresh Apple Cake

Servings 10 slices
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Fresh apples taste so good in this very moist and delicious bundt cake!  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for an easy dessert that people will remember!  Our family looks forward to making Fresh Apple Bundt Cake!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups apples peeled & chopped


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  • Mix oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Fold in apples
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Set pan on a cooling rack.


  • Combine brown sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Pour hot glaze over hot cake. Leave in pan 2 hours.
  • Turn cake out onto a plate. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar before serving if desired. Serve warm with ice cream.


Calories: 535kcalCarbohydrates: 99gProtein: 6gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 336mgPotassium: 136mgFiber: 2gSugar: 69gVitamin A: 384IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2mg

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