Apple Cinnamon Chip Bundt Cake

I bought some gorgeous Granny Smith apples last week and after eating several of them, I knew I wanted to bake a delicious dessert with these scrumptious, tart apples. I was also fairly certain my new obsession with cinnamon chips would pair perfectly with this fall fruit. I found a recipe on Martha Stewart’s website and thought it sounded amazing. I like the fact that the apples are not chopped for this cake; instead they are sliced 1/4 inch thick leaving a lot of texture and apple-y goodness in every bite!

For this recipe I used Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips as opposed to the ones that I purchased from The Prepared Pantry. Honestly, the ones from The Prepared Pantry are by far my favorite. The Prepared Pantry brand chips are smaller, lighter in color and impart a more natural cinnamon flavor. I would definitely use the Hershey’s chips in a pinch, but I am glad I stocked up on the minis for my holiday baking.

This cake baked up really well and in my opinion was one attractive bundt, I loved the sugary glaze that was poured on top, it gave a nice balance to the tart apples and spiced cake. On a humorous baking tragedy note…after cutting a couple of pieces of this cake for photos, Brian dropped the whole thing on floor while attempting to transport it to his co-workers. Needless to say the whole thing was chucked into the trash and his co-workers went without their usual Tuesday treat! This was a tragedy indeed!

If you are looking for a great fall cake, give this one a try, just be careful not to drop it on the floor! Be sure to check out my other Fall favorites!

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Apple Cinnamon Chip Bundt Cake

Yield: 10 servings


For the Cake

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 cup Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips

For the Glaze

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons water


For the Cake

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

3. In a large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, vanilla and eggs. Whisk until smooth.

4. Gradually whisk in dry ingredients just until combined (do not overmix). Using a rubber spatula, fold in apples and cinnamon chips.

5. Spoon batter into a 12-cup nonstick Bundt pan, and smooth top. Bake until a tester inserted in cake comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.

6. Cool in pan on rack 15 minutes; invert onto rack to cool completely.

For the Glaze

1. Whisk together confectioners’ sugar and enough water to form a thick yet pourable glaze.

2. Set rack with cake over a piece of wax paper (for easy cleanup); drizzle cake with glaze, and let set before serving.


29 Responses to “Apple Cinnamon Chip Bundt Cake”

  1. Maria — November 9, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    This cake has it all! I can't wait to try it!


  2. megan — November 9, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I think I've already mentioned my addiction to cinnamon chips on your blog. I bought a bag to make a cinnamon chip bread recipe, but haven't had a chance to make it yet. I have to store the bag in the basement with the extra canned goods to make sure I don't eat them all before I get a chance to make the bread!


  3. teresa — November 9, 2009 at 3:31 pm



  4. Donna-FFW — November 9, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I am still on the lookout for cinnamon chips.. this looks like the perfect way to use them.


  5. Leslie — November 9, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    The HUGE chunks of apple look just amazing. I cant find cinnamon chips anywhere! So annoying!


  6. edreyes7174 — November 9, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Mmmm! This sounds fantastic. I love They have lots of wonderful tips and recipes. Thanks for sharing. BTW…your pics make your food look soooo delicious!


  7. Monica H — November 9, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Oh yes, I'm addicted to cinnamon chips too. So sorry it fell onthe floor- what a bummer!


  8. alice — November 9, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Stunning cake! I absolutely love apples in baked goods but have never had a cake with both apples and cinnamon chips. Thanks for your recipe!


  9. Barbara Bakes — November 9, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I have several bags of cinnamon chips in the pantry just waiting for a great recipe like this! So sad he dropped it!


  10. Lele — November 9, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    That shows a lot of deep thought, using the bundt form so as to get complete apple slices. So impressed!


  11. Frenchie — November 9, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    I feel the need to comment every single I see any apple/cinnamon baked good in the food blogosphere. Call me obsessed, but each time I see a cake like this one my stomach grumbles a bit. It's amazing, although I hate that fall brings winter, I love that there are treats like this one to enjoy. I have never used cinnamon chips though, thanks for the tip on where to by them, I would hate to me dissappointed.


  12. Yael — November 10, 2009 at 12:58 am

    How yummy looking!I am absolutely running out to get some cinnamon chips ( or at least order them on line!) Thanks!


  13. Grace — November 10, 2009 at 3:39 am

    confession: i would totally eat every scrap of this cake off the floor. when apples and cinnamon are involved, i suddenly become a fan of the five-second rule. :)


  14. CaSaundraLeigh — November 10, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Mmm! I so have some cinnamon chips in my pantry–perfect!


  15. Ingrid — November 10, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Oh, boy! At least you got some good photos. My desserts are usually gobbled up before I get good photos.


  16. pinkstripes — November 10, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Your bundt looks and sounds delicious!


  17. Flourchild — November 10, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Oh SNAP..I so would have used Cinnamon chips in my bundt cake if I would have thought of it! I have a freezer full of them! YOur cake looks so good. I made it too and really liked it!


  18. Alison — November 10, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    This sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it!

    P.S. I gave you a shout out on Pioneer Woman today!


  19. pigpigscorner — November 11, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    oh my the chips!! I wish I can get them here.


  20. Suzanne — November 11, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I think I'm seeing an Apple Cinnamon trend lately on your blog! And I love it!


  21. comfycook — November 12, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Tha name of the recipe sold it to me and then your photos finished the job. What a great cake.


  22. Jamie — November 13, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Yummy! This is similar to one I make that is too scrumptious! A gorgeous cinnimony appley cake!


  23. S — November 17, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Do you think adding Caramel bits into the batter would give it a little more kick?


  24. Michelle — November 18, 2009 at 11:53 am

    To everyone who can't find cinnamon chips: you may want to do what I finally did. After a year of trying to find them after buying all they had at my local market's clearance rack, I bit the bullet and ordered them from a seller on For a case of 12 packages, I paid $27.80, and qualified for the Super Saver free shipping, since the order was over $25.00! I think it was worth it. Now, I'm off to bake this yummy-sounding cake.


  25. D|N — November 18, 2009 at 11:57 am

    I tried this out but my bundt pan destroyed the cake as I was flipping it over. Half of it got stuck on the inside, it was tragic but gave me more reason to eat the entire failed attempt and hope to try again soon!


  26. Shauna — December 7, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I love the sound of this combination! I haven't had a chance to use the cinnamon chips yet, so this may be a great recipe to start with.


  27. Avril — November 9, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    What a great recipe that includes apples and cinnamon (cinnamon chips at that!) – I can’t wait to make this lovely bundt cake myself. It’s fun to go back into the “archives” to find out the treasured recipes you have made in the past. :-)


  28. Julie — October 1, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Where do you get Cinnamon Chips at?


  29. Bobbi — November 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    So I have only checked Wal-mart at this point for cinnamon chips surprise surprise they don’t have them. But If I am unable to find them at the other supermarkets are there any other suggestions for the cinnamon chips or what to replace them with?


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