TWD # 35 Double Apple Bundt Cake
This is my 35th Dorie post. Not too shabby for my fist year of blogging! I started this blog to join the TWD group and have added all of my other creations in here too. Today is my blogoversary—I have had my blog for one year…so happy blogoversary to me! 🙂 I can’t believe it! What started out as a way to escape a job that I hated, has turned in to something that I do for enjoyment and fun. What a difference a year can make!! I love my new job and have learned so much about baking in the past year. I have become more confident in my baking and tried lots of different recipes in this group. I have so loved baking along with all the other twd-ers and doing all of my other baking projects. I can’t wait to see what new things I can bake this year! 🙂
Mmmm, apple cake. Nothing is more fall that baking with apples. I love fall. Fall is my favorite season. It is finally starting to get cooler outside—and by cooler, I mean under 100. I guess that is what we get for living in the desert. I was so excited to make this cake. Even though it was about 95 degrees this weekend, I could pretend it was fall-ish with this cake. It is a very fall cake that has lots of spice, apples and nuts.
Thanks to Lynne of Honey Muffin for this week’s pick. I was so excited when I saw the picks for October. Everything is perfect for fall—with apples and pumpkin in almost all of them. I knew that this would be good. I mean, how can you wrong with an apple cake?!? This was a great cake! Be sure to check out Lynne’s blog for this recipe and to see her pictures.
Another easy Dorie pick this week. It was super simple to whip this cake up. The hardest part was the apples—and they only had to be grated. It had the perfect amount of spice—with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, it was just the right amount of fall spices.
The butter and sugar were mixed. Add in some apple butter and it will get a little curdled looking. But not to worry, the apples and flour with thicken everything up and you have a beautiful, thick and appley batter.
The cake went in the oven for about an hour. She says that it should be 45 minutes, but my oven is ever the slow one and it always takes longer than I think it will. When it was done, it was a dark brown color and smelled absolutely delicious. It made the whole house smell like fall. I could hardly wait for it to cool so that I could cut into it! 🙂
The recipe calls for a simple glaze with an orange or lemon zest in it. Well, I did not like that idea. Nothing goes better with apples than brown sugar. So, I quick whipped up a brown sugar glaze. The cake was made the day before and had been sitting all wrapped up over night. When the glaze had cooked, I poured it all over the cake. Yum. It was so good that I wanted to eat it with a spoon. The cake was delish all by itself, but the glaze made it even better. This was a great cake and I can’t wait to make it again! Enjoy!!
Brown Sugar Glaze
1/3 cup butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup whole milk
Cook all ingredients in a pan until it boils. Let it cook for about 5 minutes. Let it cool for a minute and pour over cake.