apple bundt cake with nuts

Apple bundt cake

A delicious and simple to make apple bundt cake. The recipe comes from Dorie Greenspan’s boek ‘Baking’.

It’s been quite a rollercoaster week this week. Due to the passing of my mother in law we’ve not been home much, going between my father in laws house and our house. We stayed there for dinner most of the days. To begin with there are so many things to arrange for a funeral that you never really think about until you have to, but it’s been hectic and incredibly tiring. I never realized that emotions are so draining…

But we all feel the same way… The funeral was today and it was a beautiful service with loads of people that turned up. Not only people that knew my mother in law well, but also friends of Tom and his brother, who were there to support us all. It was emotional but also wonderful.

And after the ceremony was over we all felt completely exhausted… It’s been something we have been working towards for the most part of the week and now that it is over we can begin to work towards getting some resemblance of a normal life back again.

Thanks to everyone for their warm wishes and condolances. It means a lot to both Tom and myself!

On to more mundane subjects; I didn’t bake this cake today (obviously) but yesterday Tom’s brother and his dad were over for dinner at our place so I figured I should bake something. Food has been really really bad the entire week; ranging from pizza to take away chinese food. It just wasn’t on our minds that we had to cook! But thankfully yesterday I did actually cook a normal meal. A lovely risotto and for dessert we had coffee and this fabulous Bundt cake.

Apple nuts bundt cake |

The original is from Dorie Greenspan’s book ‘Baking’ that I finally got after seeing so many bake wonderful things from the book… Well, beware as I have it now too!

With nuts

The apple bundt cake is made with both pecan nuts and hazel nuts. Of course you can choose whatever nuts you want to use. Or if you’re not too fond of nuts it’s easy to just keep them out. Make sure to also check out my Christmas bundt cake.

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Apple nuts bundt cake

Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins


  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of ground pecannuts and hazelnuts
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks 8 ounces or 226 gr gr of butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs at roomtemperature
  • Seeds of 1 vanilla pod
  • 1/4 tsp of almond extract
  • 1 cup of buttermilk at room temperature
  • 2 apples peeled, cored and cut into chunks


  • Preheat the oven to 180C and place the rack in the middle of the oven. Butter a 9 to 10 inch Bundt pan, dust the inside with flour and tap out the excess.
  • Put the flour, ground nuts, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Using a standmixer, beat the sugar and the butter together at medium speed until it is fluffy and light, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs to the buttermixture, one at the time. Beat in the vanillaseeds and almond extract. Reduce the mixerspeed to low and add the flour mixture and the buttermilk alternately – add the flour in 3 additions and the buttermilk in2 (begin and end with the dry ingredients). Mix only until the ingredients are incorporated and scrape down the bowl as needed. With a rubber spatula, stir in the apple chunks. Scrape the batter into the pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Bake the cake on a rack. Do not place the bundt pan on a baking sheet as the air needs to circulate. Bake for 60-65 minuted or until a wooden stick comes out clean. if the tops browns to quickly cover it loosely with tin foil to prevent burning.
  • Transfer the cake to a rack and cool for 10 minuted before unmolding, then cool to room temperature on the rack.
  • When ready to serve dust with icing sugar.


Due to the use of the brown sugar this cake looks like it is made with wholewheat flour..
Course: Cake and cookies
Keyword: apple
Author: Dorie Greenspan


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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The cake went in really well with everyone and is truly fantastic. We had another slice today and I actually liked it better today as the flavors had more time to develop I guess.

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