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Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel Swirl

Posted by: ari | well seasoned

Homemade apple cinnamon bundt cake with salted caramel is all the best flavors of fall baking rolled into one recipe! Ground walnuts create a crispy exterior, while the swirled caramel sauce in the cake keeps it moist, light, and tender. You will make this again and again and again!

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Posted by: ari | well seasoned
apple cinnamon bundt cake with salted caramel
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Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel Swirl

Homemade apple cinnamon bundt cake is crispy on the outside, yet light and airy on the inside. The crust gets it's texture from ground walnuts, but the cake stays moist from the addition of salted caramel. Every bite screams fall!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cinnamon bunt cake, apple cinnamon cake, how to freeze bundt cake, how to make a bundt cake, rosh hashanah dessert, salted caramel, shredded apples
Servings: 10 -12 servings
Calories: 533kcal
Author: ari | well seasoned


  • 3 ¼ cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup walnuts finely ground
  • 1 ¼ cups vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup greek yogurt whole milk or reduced-fat
  • 2 Tbsp salted caramel store-bought or homemade
  • 2 cups apple peeled, finely grated (~2 large apples), such as Honeycrisp
  • Confectioner’s sugar optional for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat a standard 12-cup bundt pan with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ground walnuts.
    dry ingredients for apple cinnamon bundt cake in a large clear mixing bowl
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat together oil and sugar until well mixed, about 1 minute on medium speed. Add the eggs, vanilla bean paste, and yogurt. Continue mixing on medium for 2 minutes, scraping the sides halfway through.
    wet ingredients for apple cinnamon bundt cake in the bowl of a stand mixer
  • Gently fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients until only a few streaks of flour are remaining. Add grated apple, then fold until just incorporated.
    grated apple added to cinnamon apple cake batter in a large mixing bowl
  • Pour batter into prepared bundt pan until about ⅔ full. Pour caramel sauce evenly on top, then swirl into cake batter using a butter knife. Top with remaining batter, smoothing the top with a spatula.
    batter for apple cinnamon bundt cake in cake pan
  • Bake for 1 hour or until a cake tester inserted into the cake comes out with only a few moist crumbs. Let cake cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack. Enjoy warm or at room temperature. Serve with a light dusting of confectioner’s sugar (optional).
    perfectly moist apple cinnamon cake


  • In our old home, this cake baked in exactly 1 hour. In our new home (and oven), it takes slightly longer. Make sure to use a cake tester or toothpick to test that the cake is fully cooking in the center. Only a few moist crumbs should remain. 
  • To freeze cooked cake: once cool, wrap whole or sliced cake pieces completely in plastic wrap. Next, wrap each piece (or whole cake) fully in aluminum foil. Cake can be stored directly in freezer or placed in an airtight storage bag. Either defrost overnight in a refrigerator or remove foil and plastic wrap, then reheat on medium heat in a microwave until soft and tender, about 1-2 minutes.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 59.1g | Protein: 8.4g | Fat: 30.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 339mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 28.4g
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