- 30 minutes
- 65 minutes
There are many things in this world that are the result of successful advertising. One of these things is the Bundt cake, which isn't any particular type of cake within itself, but any cake baked in a Bundt pan. In the 1950s, Nordic Ware - a bakeware manufacturer situated in Minneapolis suburb St. Louis Park - trademarked its cast aluminum Bundt pan and partner with fellow Minneapolis company, Pillsbury, to popularize recipes designed to be made in the pan. The fluted, ring mold encourages even baking while creating a visible appealing shape for the finished cake. As any cake can be a Bundt cake, typically Bundt cakes tend to be more extravagant to take advantage of the unique shape and increased cooking surface. This cake offers an unique flavor profile (apples, maple and walnuts) that is improved and made deeper from the deep caramelizing of the crust the Bundt pan produces.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a 9-inch Bundt pan and set aside.
- In a bowl, mix the oil, sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, applesauce and eggs. Add the salt and spices. Stir in the flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix until just combined.
- Fold in the apples and walnuts. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 to 65 minutes or until the cake tester comes out clean after being inserted in the center of the cake ring. Allow cake to completely cool on a rack before depanning.