Welcome Fall!! Some of the best baking happens during the fall. It competes pretty evenly with Christmas. The picks for this month for Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) are fabulous. Or at least fabulous sounding. I made the Double Apple Bundt Cake. Dorie spoke VERY highly of this cake. She even said that you can go ahead and put a blue ribbon on it, because it will beat out any apple cake at the county fair (or something like that). So expectations were high.
sorry, it was getting dark.
This did not disappoint. It was delicious. It calls for two shredded apples as well as apple butter. So the apple flavor comes through nicely. It had the perfect mixture of spices. I am pretty sensitive to spices so if there is a smidge too much of one spice I can taste it and it bugs me. This was perfect. I must say my favorite part about this apple cake which makes it stand out above other apple cakes was the icing. The icing was fresh lemon juice mixed with powdered sugar. It added just the right amount of tart to such a sweet dessert. I did double the amount of icing though, which still isn't much.
I must admit, while this apple cake did not disappoint it did not earn the blue ribbon according to my taste buds. I have been using Aunt Lyn's apple butter cake for the last three years and I am hooked. Even though blue ribbon goes to The Apple Butter Cake I truly enjoyed the Double Apple Bundt Cake. Dorie's cake is surely much more beautiful in presentation and the taste is stellar, but the butter cake has a warm sweet butter sauce poured on top that warms you right up. I am positive it will be made this fall and most likely posted on....so look for the recipe.
If you are interested in this delicious Bundt you can visit Lynne of Honey Muffin