Blue Ribbon Apple Bundt Cake

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Crystal Villa

By
@stevesgirl83

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

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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Rating:
★★★★☆ 76 votes
Comments:
Cook:
1 Hr 5 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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STREUSEL

3/4 c
sugar
3 tsp
orange flavored instant drink mix (like tang)
2 tsp
cinnamon

CAKE

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

SPICE GLAZE

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

How to Make Blue Ribbon Apple Bundt Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan.
  • 2Combine streusel ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  • 3In 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.
  • 4Bake 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.
  • 5When 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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About Blue Ribbon Apple Bundt Cake

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




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