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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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

adapted from Everyday Food, March 2004

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Bobbi

Thursday 10th of November 2011

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?

Julie

Saturday 1st of October 2011

Where do you get Cinnamon Chips at?

Avril

Tuesday 9th of November 2010

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. :-)

Shauna

Monday 7th of December 2009

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.

D|N

Wednesday 18th of November 2009

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!

Pamela Damm

Sunday 29th of October 2017

I noticed the recipe didn't call for greasing the pan, did you?

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