Tuesday, October 5, 2010

TWD: Double Apple Bundt Cake


Tuesdays With Dorie begins October with Double Apple Bundt Cake, the first in a whole month of fabulous-sounding autumnal recipes. When I was tabbing up my book for the month of October and telling Josh what he’d be eating for dessert the next few weeks, he said he was surprised there are so many good recipes left. It’s surprising, though definitely true: the recipes in Baking are consistently good. Oh, sure, there are certainly ones we love more than others, but there is a seemingly endless supply of wonderful recipes.



The only substitution I made was subbing currants for raisins, since that is what I had on hand. I soaked the currants in rum, which I thought would be appropriate with the warm spices in this cake. I also reduced the sugar by about half a cup when I realized the apple butter I bought was incredibly sweet. I have joined a new baking group (the post for that one will be up later) and we made a cake for that group this week; since Bundts are easily transportable and good keepers, I sent this one to work with Josh.

I have only had a small nibble of the cake and thought it was very good. So apple-y and moist, and I enjoyed the crunch from the walnuts. Josh rated it a 7.5 and when I spoke to him around lunchtime today, he said there was about a third of a cake left, as opposed to being immediately decimated, so that sounds like an accurate rating to me (he later told me it was competing with some bagels). I gave it a 3 for Effort, for an EDR of 2.5. Many thanks to Lynne of Honey Muffin for a lovely seasonal choice. You can find the recipe on her site and visit the TWD site for more cake.

17 comments:

Kayte said...

I should have drizzled...this all looks so much more wonderful with that drizzle! Next time, I will drizzle just like you.

chocolatechic said...

I'[m going to make a glaze for mine using apple cider

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

im going to have to give this a try. you made me crave for a slice so bad.

HanaĆ¢ said...

It looks beautiful, Margot. I bought apple butter a while back just to make this cake but never got around to making it. Now I'll have to! :o)

Also, looking forward to your ABC post! :o)

Tia said...

love the way the glaze dispersed itself :) I used an old Dorie recipe for apple cake, from her book "Sweet Treats" @ Buttercreambarbie

honeymuffin said...

Wow, yours looks absolutely perfect! Thanks for joining me this week!

Cakelaw said...

It is indeed a very good cake, and yours turned out well. Rum soaked fruit doesn't hurt ;)

AmyRuth said...

I think the glaze is pretty. Next time I make it I will glaze mine. Nice photos.
AmyRuth

Flourchild said...

Oh my your glaze is perfect! Im glad everyone enjoyed the cake!

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

I'm with Josh, I'm surprised (I've only been with TWD for a little over a year, mind you) that there are still SO MANY good recipes left! But, I guess that's the magic of Dorie! :)

sarahe said...

looks gorgeous!

Jessica said...

Your cake looks just beautiful! I have bundt envy. I am continually amazed that there are still so many great recipes popping up, too.

jillbert said...

It looks wonderful! I hate it when I bring something to work and someone else also brought something. It's treat overload!

Pamela said...

Your bundt is so pretty! Very nicely done.

Leslie said...

How do you get your bundt to have such beautiful sharp lines?!? It looks perfect! Maybe I need a nicer bundt pan...

There are so many good recipes left, and that's further confirmation what a great book this is.

TeaLady said...

Beautiful cake. Love the drizzle.

margot said...

@Leslie: Nordicware Bundt pans are the best!