Tuesday, October 5, 2010

TWD: Double Apple Bundt Cake

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

Happy Baking!


Elizabeth said...

This cake was delicious! I too loved the icing, it made the cake. However, I agree with April, Aunt Lyn's Apple Butter Cake takes the blue ribbon! Happy Fall baking!

Tia said...

looks really moist and yummy! I used an old Dorie recipe for apple cake, from her book "Sweet Treats" @ Buttercreambarbie

Linda Harper said...

Now I'm totally curious to try Aunt Lyn's Apple Butter Cake...that sweet butter sauce sounds decadent!

Totally agree about fall baking - this is my favorite time to bake as well. Beautiful job on your bundt!

Anonymous said...

We all have our favorites...glad you gave this one a go!!

Jules Someone said...

Looks delicious!

Side note- can you e-mail me so I can get an address. I'm starting to organize picks for next month! And you have a pick! iahawk89@comcast.net

Liz said...

Glad you liked it! Adding a lemon icing sounds yummy. I went with a brown sugar frosting and it was a good match too.