Apple Bundt Cake with Praline Frosting

by Alli

‘Tis the season for apples! While everyone is going crazy over all things pumpkin, I’m over here enjoying Apple Bundt Cake with Praline Frosting. Apples are one of my favorite things about fall. Any way you slice it, I’m crazy for apples.

My husband took one bite of my Apple Bundt Cake with Praline Frosting and said it was the best dessert he's ever eaten. It's not overly sweet and is delicious with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. It's my family's favorite fall dessert.

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I remember when my newly-married daughter sent a text in our mother/daughter group (everyone has a text group with their kids, right?) announcing that she had made homemade apple butter and apple cider.

I one-upped her when I told her I was serving Apple Bundt Cake with Praline Frosting for Sunday dessert. That was after I told her how proud I was of her.

Ingredients For Apple Bundt Cake

Apple Bundt Cake with Praline Frosting

  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • Applesauce
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Gala Apples
  • Toasted Pecans

How To Toast Pecans

First, I toast the pecans. It only takes a few minutes and once you smell that heavenly smell, they are done. To toast in the oven, preheat the oven to 350º F. Spread the nuts on a cookie sheet and bake for 7-8 minutes. When the nuts begin to brown and you can smell that nutty aroma, remove from the oven and let cool. Be careful not to burn them. 

How To Make An Apple Bundt Cake 

While the pecans are cooling, mix together the cake mix, instant pudding, applesauce, water, and oil. Mix until well combined. Add the eggs, spices, and vanilla. Mix until combined.  Stir in the apples and chopped pecans.

Apple Bundt Cake

Helpful Hint:  If you use a mini bundt cake pan, the recipe makes 12 mini cakes.

Bake at 350º for an hour. Let cool completely before frosting.

Apple Bundt Cake

Apple Bundt Cake With Praline Frosting Is Pretty & Delicious

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My Apple Bundt Cake with Praline Frosting is perfect for Sunday dinner, fall family reunions, and when you’re entertaining guests.

My husband tasted my Apple Bundt Cake and said, “Now that’s a dessert! It’s great with coffee or milk. It reminds me of an apple crumb cake – not overly sweet and very moist, with a nice crunch.”

How do you like them apples? (southern speak)

Apple Bundt Cake with Praline Frosting

Are you as crazy about apples as I am?  I’ve got lots more apple recipes. 

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Yield: 12 servings

Apple Bundt Cake with Praline Frosting

Apple Bundt Cake with Praline Frosting

Apple Bundt Cake is full of apples and topped with a delicious praline frosting.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 3.4 oz. pack vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (OR 1 tsp. each cinnamon, nutmeg and 1/2 tsp. allspice)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped Gala apples
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Praline Frosting
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. In a baking pan, spread pecans in a single layer and toast for 6-8 minutes. Shake the pan a couple of times and watch carefully so that they don't burn.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine first 5 ingredients. Beat for one minute or until combined.
  4. Add eggs, spices and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
  5. Stir in apples and toasted pecans. Pour batter into a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350º for an hour. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.
  6.  Praline Frosting: Combine brown sugar, butter, and milk in a saucepan and cook on medium, whisking constantly. Bring to a boil and boil for one minute, whisking constantly.
  7. Remove from heat and add vanilla and the powdered sugar, a little at a time.
  8. Whisk until well combined.
  9. Pour immediately onto the cake. Garnish with toasted pecans, if desired.
  10. If the frosting gets too thick, add a dash of milk and whisk until desired consistency.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 478Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 58mgSodium 414mgCarbohydrates 68gFiber 2gSugar 45gProtein 5g

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