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Apple Cinnamon Mini Bundt Cakes

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The absolute best mini bundt cakes and the only recipe you’ll ever need.   What I love about this recipe is it’s light and moist and you can swap out another fruit and make a different topping. 

Easy recipe to make a day ahead for a potluck, they taste even better the next day and stay moist and delicious!

Which Bundt pan should I use to make these mini bundt cakes? 

I recommend the Nordicware Brownie pan.  The small bundt cakes are perfect for a little sweet snack or make a double batch for a potluck.

Ingredient Notes for Baking Mini Bundt Cakes

What type of Flour do I need? – Use regular all-purpose flour, my fav is Kings Arthurs Organic All-Purpose Flour, you can easily find this in most grocery stores.

Can I substitute Vanilla Extract for Vanilla Paste – I use this vanilla paste in my recipe, I find the paste kind of ups the vanilla flavor.  If you don’t have vanilla paste on hand, using the vanilla extract works just as good, it’s just a personal preference of mine to use the paste.  

What type of Apples Should I use? – For the mini bundt cakes, I used a Cosmic Crisp variety, but most any apple works.  If you use a food processor to chop or shred, make sure to drain any water from the apples before adding to the bundt batter.

Can I use Unsalted Butter? – For most things I bake I use salted butter, some bakers may prefer to use unsalted so they can control the amount of salt in the recipe. 

Do I use cold or room temperature Eggs? – Set eggs out on the counter for about 30 minutes before you bake, just don’t leave them out for more than an hour. 

What is Cutting in Butter?  – Cutting in” means to incorporate the butter into the flour so little pieces of the raw butter stay whole in the flour mixture.  I sometimes use a pastry blender but mostly just use my fingers and forks to mix in the butter and work fast so the butter does not melt.   If you’ve never  “cut in butter”,  check out this youtube video:  How to Cut Butter into Flour

These mini bundt cakes are so versatile, you can easily adjust the flavors for variety.

Apple Cinnamon Mini Bundt Cakes

Apple Cinnamon Mini Bundt Cakes

Yield: 12 mini bundt cakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Tasty little bundt cakes perfect to enjoy with coffee.  Double the recipe for a party or potluck.


Bundt Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 /4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, chilled
  • 3/4 cups grated apple (peeled, chopped or grated)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 6 ounces plain yogurt


  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Chop the apples, grate the orange peel, and set aside.
  3. Coat a mini bundt pan with cooking spray.
  4. In a large bowl combine the 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Cut in 6 tablespoons butter using a pastry blender or 2 forks.
  6. In a separate bowl mix together the eggs, vanilla, and yogurt.
  7. Add the yogurt mixture to the flour and mix well. The batter will be thick.
  8. Stir in the apples and orange peel and mix until incorporated.
  9. Using a small cookie scoop ( about 1 tablespoon size) into each bundt cup.
  10. Bake at 350° F for about 20-25 minutes.


  1. In a small bowl melt the remaining 5 tablespoons butter.
  2. In a separate bowl mix the sugar and cinnamon.
  3. When bundts are done, remove from oven and place on a platter and set the bundts right side up and while hot.
  4. Brush each bundt top with butter then sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.


I use a small the Piazza ice cream scoop, the scoop holds .5 ounce which is about 1 tablespoon.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 876mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g
The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietitian.

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