Apple Spice Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Is anyone else in the full swing of fall baking yet?? I’ve kind of been baking like crazy lately. It’s always kind of therapeutic for me when I’m feeling stressed (as long as I can talk someone else into doing the dishes for me!), so I’ve kind of been decompressing after our book-writing experience by baking and de-junking. Yes, the irony of baking after writing a healthy eating cookbook isn’t lost on me.

My latest baking adventure was this Apple Spice Sour Cream Bundt Cake.

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I can’t quite put into words how fantastic it was. It’s loaded up with all sorts of ingredients like apples, sour cream (or Greek yogurt), and butter (you can never go wrong there) that make it super moist even if you leave off the glaze. I’m not joking when I say the batter tasted like frosting. Oops, I mean…who tastes cake batter??? (I do.)  Try it, you’ll love it!



Apple Spice Sour Cream Bundt Cake
Recipe heavily adapted from Taste of Home by Our Best Bites


1 cup butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour, lightly spooned into measuring cups and leveled with a knife
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream

1 small baking apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped (about 1 1/4 cups chopped apple)
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

GLAZE (optional)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract (vanilla works if almond isn’t your thing)
1-2 tablespoons milk


Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 10″ bundt cake pan and set aside.

In a large bowl (like the bowl of your stand mixer), combine the butter and sugar and beat with an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy (about 90 seconds). Add eggs, one at a time, mixing completely after each addition. Add the vanilla and mix to combine.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture, beating until completely combined. Add 1/2 of the yogurt (or sour cream), mix completely, then add another 1/3 of the flour, mix completely. Add the last of the yogurt, mix completely, then add the final 1/3 of the flour mixture. Mix until combined and set aside.

Place the chopped apples in a small mixing bowl. Sprinkle with flour, brown sugar, and spices and toss to coat evenly. Set aside (but not too far aside–you’ll need them in just a second.)

Pour enough batter into the bottom of the pan to cover about 1″ of the bottom of the pan. Cover this layer with about 1/2 of the apples. Spread enough batter over the apples to completely cover them, then spread the remaining apples over the batter layer. Spread the remaining batter over the apples. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes or until golden and a pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool completely invert the cake onto a serving plate. If desired, whisk together the glaze ingredients and drizzle over the cake. Makes 16 servings.




  1. Well your cake of course! And then a chocolate praline cake for my brother because he is so good to me and offered to cut all the wood for all the projects I have planned.

  2. I would make this apple spice cake and probably my mom’s chocolate, chocolate chip cake. Oh…and I’d figure out a way to use loose, herbal tea for that brew thingy :).

  3. Awesome giveaway and the cake looks delicious. We are supposed to take something to a potluck tomorrow and I’m thinking that will be a perfect place to try it.

  4. Your cake looks divine! I can not wait to try it! Thanks for the chance at another great giveaway! One of these days I will win *wink wink*

  5. I just made cupcakes for a Halloween party and thank goodness my friend let me borrow her cupcake carrier (my original plan was a recycled GAP gift box).

  6. With the holidays coming, that baking set would get lots of use. I would definitely make your delicious apple bundt cake. The mixing bowls would be useful…I have Pyrex mixing bowls that I’ve had for over 37 years and now I worry about breaking them…crazy!

  7. I’d love to try out a few different bundt cake recipes (like this one). I don’t have a bundt pan because I’ve been looking for the right one.

  8. Did you know when a 4-cup measuring cup falls of a head-high shelf in the pantry, onto a wood floor, it shatters into a gazillion tiny, sharp shards just when your toddler wants to Hep Momma!? Needless to say I could use a new one. = )

  9. Yessss. Full swing fall baking over here too! I don’t even want to say how many cans of pumpkin I have in my pantry 😉 All of these products look amazing! I’ll definitely have to purchase some…the cupcake traveling box is genius!

  10. Looks like a fun box. I just have to say though, I’ve not been impressed by my anchor measuring cup. I have a 4 cups one that I’ve had yes for a while (5 years) but all the markings have worn away. My Pyrex ones I’ve had for 9 years still look brand new. Just an FYI.

  11. This is one awesome, super awesome giveaway Kate. I would definitely make a lemon bundt cake. My family’s favorite. Thanks for this giveaway, and happy weekend!

  12. What an incredible Gift Package to WIN! Would absolutely love it and would make a Chocolate Kahlua Bundt Cake!
    Thank you….

  13. Taking cupcakes to a Halloween party tonight. 2 dozen of them! How on earth am I going to get them there? I would LOVE to have the cake box!

  14. i am on a pumpkin craze! i will be baking pumpkin chocolate chip…everything! bars, cookies,loaves, rolls, cupcakes, and muffins with pumpkin spice strudel topping.:)

  15. Please tell me, does the bundt cake come out of the glass pan easily, unlike my current bundt pan when it always sticks no matter what I do. I would invest in a glass bundt pan to make the apple bundt cake if I knew it honestly would make a difference. Thanks!

  16. I would make the most chocolatety Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! bundt cake! I have never used a glass bundt pan! Liove it! Thanks for the giveaway! Love your site!

  17. The glass bundt pan is simply awesome. I love baking in glass and this recipe would be the very first one to be put to the test. Thank you for always making our kitchen experience such a fabulous one. I never mind the clean up when I use one of your recipes. xoxoxo

  18. It’s fall, so I would definitely make a pumpkin bundt cake. And pumpkin cupcakes to take to the trunk-or-treat carvival. And pumpkin cookies. And pumpkin cake roll with the yummy cream cheese filling.

  19. I would totally make a bundt cake. And then use those mixing bowls every day, and the glass measuring cups too. And lots of pumpkin fall baking things.

  20. Hmmm…can’t make just one! It would be a pumpkin chocolate chip cake and a recipe that I have for this SO moist cinnamon coffee cake. I’ll be trying your apple cake recipe this weekend with my 40 plus year old bundt cake pan; LOVE the glass version…so unique & I bet you don’t have to cross your fingers & hope for no sticking even with a fair share of non stick spray:)

  21. Love giveaways! I would make this delicious chocolate bundt butterfinger cake. It has a delicious caramel drizzle that goes over the top with crushed butterfinger candy bar. Yum!

  22. I would make this bundt cake and Harry Potter butterbeer (served in the glass mugs) to go with it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. I’ve been craving a good chocolate bundt cake with chocolate ganache so that’s what I’d make! Though I very well might make this recipe too!

  24. This recipe for Apple Spice Bunt Cake and while Im baking I will probably fix my personal favorite Chocolate Pound Cake

  25. I would probably start with the apple bunt cake. Then I would just bake whatever I felt like to my hearts content. 🙂

  26. i would make your apple spice sour cream bundt cake! not even a question. i love that bundt pan! i went to their site and found round and tulip round canning jars! i have been looking all over for those things! so happy to have found those things….and just in time for christmas, too! thank you for a fabulous post!

  27. Am I the only one super excited about their all natural sugar sprinkles? I would definitely make sugar cookies with those. No artificial dyes! So great.

  28. If I win, I would definitely try making a bundt cake–I’ve wanted a glass bundt pan for a long time! Kate’s Apple Spice Bundt Cake looks so yummy, I’d probably start with that, then try something pumpkin. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. I have a yummy apple bundt cake recipe my mom used to always make and I forget to because I don’t have an awesome bundt pan. This glass one intrigues me.

  30. I’d make cupcakes! I know, I know – you can’t make cupcakes with a bunt cake pan, but cupcakes would fit in the darling cake box. 🙂

  31. My husband and I gave up sugar for the month of October, so I’m ready to bake anything I can but I’m particularly dying for something pumpkin!

  32. I have a recipe for dark chocolate guiness cake my niece brought me from her time in Ireland I’ve been wanting to try!

  33. I have never owned a bundt cake pan! I have no idea why! I think I would make a double chocolate chip sour cream bundt cake with cream cheese frosting piped on thick down the sides. Mouth watering. I would also have to make cupcakes just so I could use the adorable wooden cupcake box!

  34. OOOHH I don’t know what I would want to make first!! Probably cupcakes so that I could use that awesome box. And some coffee to go with them. 🙂

  35. I would make this delicious looking Apple bunt cake since I am from “The Apple Capitol of the World”. Maybe if I won this baking set I might become a better baker!

  36. I’ve never used a glass baking pan except for the handy-dandy Pyrex 9×13 and 8×8. I have an “ancient” metal Bundt pan. I would be interested to know how the surface of the cake compares to one baked in the glass.

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