Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes


Glazed Apple Bundt Cake

10 servings


2 hours 30 minutes

total time


3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)

1 teaspoon baking soda

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 and 1/4 cups (300ml) vegetable oil

1/2 cup (120g) plain yogurt or sour cream, at room temperature

1 and 1/4 cups (250g) packed light or dark brown sugar

1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar

3 large eggs, at room temperature

1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract (yes, 1 full Tablespoon)

3 cups (360g) peeled and chopped apples, about 2–3 large apples

1 cup (200g) packed light or dark brown sugar

1/4 cup (4 Tbsp; 56g) unsalted butter

1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream

1/2 cup (60g) confectioners’ sugar, sifted


Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Spray a 10-12 cup Bundt pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.

Whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a large bowl until combined. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the oil, yogurt, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla together until combined and creamy. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and slowly whisk until no large lumps remain. Try to avoid over-mixing. Carefully fold in the apple chunks. If you feel 3 large apples is too much, feel free to cut down to 2 apples. I like a lot of apple chunks in my cake!

Spoon/pour the thick batter into the prepared bundt pan. Bake for 55–75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean. The baking times may vary depending on your oven, if you used a 10 cup bundt pan or 12 cup, or if you used less apple chunks. Keep your eye on the cake after 55 minutes. Feel free to cover the cake loosely with aluminum foil about halfway through to prevent heavy browning on top. Allow the cake to cool in the pan set on a wire rack, then invert onto a serving plate once cooled and ready to serve.

Make the glaze

As the cake cools, prepare the brown sugar glaze. Combine the butter, brown sugar, and heavy cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until the butter has melted, and then stop stirring and let the mixture come to a rapid boil. Boil for 1 minute. Turn the heat down to low, give it a quick stir, and let simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in the sifted confectioners’ sugar. Allow glaze to cool and slightly thicken for at least 10 minutes. Spoon glaze over the cake right before serving. (Cake can still be warm when glazing.) If your glaze thickened up too much as it cooled, warm in the microwave for 15 seconds and stir until smooth.

I like this cake warm, at room temperature, and even cold. Cover leftovers and store at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Flavor is outstanding on day 2!

10 servings


2 hours 30 minutes

total time
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