Celebrating Autumn! ~ Spiced Honeycrisp Apple Mini Bundt Cakes

I absolutely love fall. 🙂 Now is the time to enjoy crisp evenings, harvest colors, and some of my favorite flavors of the year! I kicked off this fresh fall season with these spiced Honeycrisp apple mini Bundt cakes.

I used a mini Bundt pan that holds 4 cups of batter. Alternatively, this recipe also makes 10 standard-sized muffins. These cakes also freeze well so you can enjoy fresh cake with your morning coffee. Just microwave for about 30 seconds to defrost, and they taste like they came fresh out of the oven. 🙂

Spiced Honeycrisp Apple Mini Bundt Cakes

Makes 6 mini Bundt cakes

Butter (for greasing the pan)

1 large Honeycrisp apple

1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Pinch of salt

1/4 cup light olive oil

2 tablespoons skim milk

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Powdered sugar (for dusting)

Preheat your oven to 350 F.

Butter a mini Bundt pan. Make sure you get the butter into all of the crevasses to make sure the cake will come out cleanly.

Peel the apple and cut out the core. Grate all of the apple flesh on a coarse grater. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt.

In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, milk, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Add the shredded apple and stir well.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Take care not to over mix at this point.

Fill each mold in the Bundt pan about 3/4 of the way full. Tap the pan on the counter to help any air bubbles escape.

Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into one of the cakes comes out clean.

Let the cakes cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then invert onto a cooling rack.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar to serve.

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