Apple surprise bundt cake

8 Jul


 It will come as no surprise to Hungry Mum devotees that I adore bundts. In fact you may be heartily sick of me posting about these cakes but I just can’t get enough of their buttery goodness.

This recipe, which is tweaked from The Australian Women’s Weekly ‘Quick Mix Cakes’, is fast & simple and contains a secret apple centre. It isn’t overly fruity – it simply adds a flavoursome core to the cake.

Make it, dust it with icing sugar and enjoy a slice with morning tea.



125g butter, chopped

¾ cup caster sugar

2 eggs

¾ plain flour

½ cup self-raising flour

¼ cup milk

½ cup canned pie apples

Decent pinch ground cinnamon



Grease a 21cm bundt tin with non-stick spray and preheat oven to 170C.

Place all ingredients except apples and cinnamon into bowl of electric mixer and beat until everything is combined and changed in colour.

Sprinkle cinnamon over apples and mix until combined.

Spread half the cake batter into tin, then spoon over the apple mix, followed by remaining batter.

Bake about 40 minutes / until cooked when a skewer is inserted.

Stand in tin 10 minutes before turning onto wire rack to cool.



33 Responses to “Apple surprise bundt cake”

  1. Anna July 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Is that carpet as a background?? Cool design, and clever!!! I can never find the right background, but maybe if we get some old carpet squares……?

    • thehungrymum September 2, 2013 at 10:43 am #

      Close – is an old bath towel! But don’t tell my mother-in-law – I nicked it off her and she’s probably wondering where it is 🙂

  2. Liz July 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    So pretty! I will never tire of Bundt cakes so keep ’em coming. Have a fave cookbook devoted to nothing but (Bundt Cake Bliss by Susanna Short). Love the apple filling in yours-brilliant.Also, your cake looks prettier than what I usually end up with. Exhibit A: click over to my latest post. Talk about a cake pan with nooks and crannies-)

    • thehungrymum July 22, 2013 at 2:30 am #

      That books sounds like a winner! Need it! Glad to have found a fellow bundt devotee 🙂

  3. tastytreats13 July 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Wow! This is a beautiful cake! It looks so good! Great job and thank you for sharing this recipe!

  4. Shel - Happylittlebaker July 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    I’ve only tried making one but it stuck to the tin so badly 😦 I think I tried to take it out whilst the cake was too warm.

    • thehungrymum July 9, 2013 at 9:58 am #

      Oh no – that is the worst. That’s happened to me on more occasions than I care to recall 😦 I spray sooooo much non-stick spray into my tin but lots of recipes advise using butter & flour. Hope you try bundts again x

  5. Fae's Twist & Tango July 8, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

    The cake looks moist… and I love the surprise inside. 😛

    • thehungrymum July 9, 2013 at 9:51 am #

      The apple is a lovely surprise! Thanks for your sweet words.

  6. andmorefood July 9, 2013 at 5:49 am #

    I have the same obsession with butter cake 😀

  7. rubytheblacklabrador July 9, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    Saw the tags ‘fast’ and ‘simple’ and thought – yay. Will make this tomorrow. Simple but it looks so stunning 🙂

    • thehungrymum July 9, 2013 at 9:47 am #

      Fast & simple is the only way to go 🙂 I hope you make it – it is delish x

  8. lemongrovecakediaries July 9, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    I can think of nothing better than cutting into a cake and finding a centre of apple – sounds delicious!

    • thehungrymum July 9, 2013 at 9:49 am #

      Thank you! For something you can make from pantry stapes it is really very yummy 🙂

  9. gotasté July 9, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    I need to make this. I love cakes with a little surprise like this. Very beautiful too!

    • thehungrymum July 9, 2013 at 9:44 am #

      Me too – surprise cakes are the best 🙂 Let me know what you think when you make it.

      • gotasté July 9, 2013 at 10:03 am #

        I don’t have much experience in making cake but will try my best 🙂

  10. The Sketched Chef July 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    This cake is really pretty, yummy!

  11. ChgoJohn July 10, 2013 at 1:43 am #

    I am so jealous right now. I’ve never been successful making a bundt cake, In fact, the last one I attempted was so bad that it and the cake pan went to the trash together. And here you are, not only baking a tasty bundt cake but hiding a surprise in it. Life is so unfair. I don’t even have a piece of your fantastic cake to make me feel all better.

    • thehungrymum July 11, 2013 at 9:48 am #

      Oh no – that is just such a sad story 😦 I wonder why it didn’t work? Was it a silicone pan? Those things are *evil*. I’ll cyber you a piece of bundt – I have caramel bundt on the bench as I type 😉

  12. gottagetbaked July 10, 2013 at 4:05 am #

    My husband LOVES apple desserts so he’d be thrilled if i made this. I love simple delicious cakes like this, especially for breakfast, my mid-morning snack, lunch, a mid-afternoon snack and dessert. Yes, all in one day! 😉

    • thehungrymum July 11, 2013 at 9:41 am #

      Well, I think this cake MUST be made by you sooner rather than later 🙂 Make sure you share your photos!

  13. ohlidia July 10, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    I love it when I find surprises in my sweets! Beautiful bundt!

    • thehungrymum July 11, 2013 at 9:40 am #

      Thanks 🙂 A baked surprise is pretty good, isn’t it x

  14. todd July 10, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    looks nice… when can we have some!

  15. Sara (Belly Rumbles) (@bellyrumbles) July 25, 2013 at 6:55 am #

    Love the surprise apple, yum.

    • thehungrymum July 29, 2013 at 10:59 am #

      Thanks – a hidden interior in a cake is a wonderful thing 🙂

  16. fabliss August 20, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    i want some!!

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