Crystal Villa Recipe

Blue Ribbon Apple Bundt Cake

By Crystal Villa stevesgirl83

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Crystal's Story

As the name implies, this cake won first place at my state fair! This cake always seems to be a hit with everyone that tries it. This cake is also excellent without glaze; instead, I serve it slightly warm with vanilla ice cream.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Blue Ribbon, indeed! This cake really made the Test Kitchen smell wonderful, and the glaze plain knocked our socks off. We're certainly not opposed to a scoop of ice cream on top of this as well. So good!

[Read more about this recipe in Janet's Notebook!]


3/4 c
3 tsp
orange flavored instant drink mix (like tang)
2 tsp
3 c
all purpose flour
2 c
3 tsp
baking powder
3 tsp
orange flavored instant drink mix
1/2 tsp
1 c
vegetable oil
1/2 c
2 tsp
vanilla extract
4 large
4 c
apples, peeled and thinly sliced
2 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
butter, softened
1/2 tsp
apple pie spice or a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
2 - 4 Tbsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan
Combine streusel ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine all cake ingredients except apples. Pour 1/3 of batter (about 1 2/3 C) into Bundt pan. Layer 2 cups of apples over batter; sprinkle with half the streusel. Repeat layers with another 1/3 of batter, remaining apples and remaining streusel. End with remaining 1/3 of cake batter.
Bake for 65-75 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when tested. Cool in pan for 3 minutes, then invert onto a serving plate to cool completely.
When cake is cool, prepare glaze. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter and spice. Add milk one tbsp at a time until smooth and of drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #apples

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Cindy Stornetta Tavare Lvscookn
Dec 18, 2014
Mary R. Morris, I tried Baker Joy and my cake still stuck to pan, so back to grease and flour...
marilyn jennings Mawmawmarilyn
Dec 13, 2014
Can i use orange flavoring instead of Tang?
Rose Rauhauser NewYorkWoman
Oct 10, 2014
I have made this cake many, many times and it's always a great reaction from people. It surely is a winner and now my family and friends make it too.
Mary Alcala larmkpink
Oct 10, 2014
I have made this cake SO many times and it is always a hit. I like extra cinnamon so I that's how I make it. Such a wonderful cake! If you haven't tried it. it is a MUST :) No wonder its a BLUE RIBBON!!
Mary R Morris photosister
Aug 18, 2014
I have made this cake for the church ever year at Camp-Meeting ,in fact one year I made 6 of them and they were gone.I lost the recipe some how ,and have spent 1 hour looking thru my saved recipes ,till I had a brain storm and typed in Blue Ribbon Apple Cake ...I just printed out 4 copies...This is one great cake ....Be sure and use Baker Joy and you will have no problem with it sticking .....