Blue Ribbon Apple Bundt Cake

Recipe Rating:
 75 Ratings
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Bake


3/4 c sugar
3 tsp orange flavored instant drink mix (like tang)
2 tsp cinnamon
3 c all purpose flour
2 c sugar
3 tsp baking powder
3 tsp orange flavored instant drink mix
1/2 tsp salt
1 c vegetable oil
1/2 c water
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 large eggs
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 milk

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Crystal Villa Recipe
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Goodyear, AZ (pop. 65,275)
Member Since Jul 2010
Crystal's notes for this recipe:
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.
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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!

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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.

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user Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Jul 19, 2010
This cake sounds wonderful. I will have to try it in the fall. It's too hot right now. Thank you for sharing.
user Tess TJM tmoo - Aug 5, 2010
what apples did you use??
user Crystal Villa stevesgirl83 - Aug 5, 2010
Granny Smith
user Tess TJM tmoo - Aug 5, 2010
Thanks Crystal.....for sharing this info and the recipe....
user Vanessa Kingsley vanessak99 - Aug 5, 2010
It sounds delicious but I was wondering, is there something else we could use instead of orange flavored mix? Thanks!

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