Friday, November 12, 2010

A gift of a Bundt cake for Week #7 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies


I am about to share with you an AMAZING recipe for a scrumptious cake - a Bundt cake at that!  I know that it is not a cookie, a bar or a candy recipe geared for the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies....


 ...but it is definitely worthy as a gift to be given to friends and family.  You could bake up this flavorful cake full of cinnamon goodness and sweet and soft apple slices and place it on a festive platter as a holiday gift....you will definitely be thanked with hugs and smiles once the recipients taste this cake.  I can totally promise you that!



The key to this cake are Cinnamon Chips (by Hershey).  I feel like I have just discovered the best thing since sliced bread!  I just LOVE these Cinnamon Chips!!!! Have you seen them in the baking aisle in your grocery store or baked with them already?  If so,  please do share the recipe that you have used with these chips....my addiction needs to continue on with more and more recipes using these little treasures!


The other fun part of this cake are the apples.  Instead of chopping the apples in chunks, the apples are sliced into 1/4" thick slices....



  And wowsers does it make a difference.  You can actually see and fully taste the apples in this cake instead of just "knowing" that apples are part of the recipe.  Such a gem of a Bundt cake, I mean really!


Apple Cinnamon Chip Bundt Cake
(recipe from My Baking Addiction - Lordy, what a source for fabulous recipes @ this blog!!)


Ingredients:



2 1/2 cups flour


1 Tbsp ground cinnamon


2 tsp baking powder


1 tsp salt


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted


1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar


4 large eggs


2 tsp vanilla extract


5-6 apples (I used Northern Gala), peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4 " thick slices


1 (heaping) cup of Hershey's Cinnamon Chips


Glaze: (which I actually didn't make)


1 cup confectioners' sugar


1-2 Tbsp milk or water


Directions:


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Thoroughly grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan and set aside.


2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.....




Set aside.


3. In a large bowl combine brown sugar, vanilla, eggs and melted butter......


  Whisk until smooth....


 Gradually stir in flour mixture....



 - mix just until combined (do not over mix...cake will become tough if mixed too much).


4. Add in apple slices and Cinnamon Chips to cake batter..... 



 Stir gently with a large rubber spatula.  Spoon batter into prepared 12 -cup Bundt pan and smooth batter evenly all around pan...




5.  Bake for 50-60 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.  Cool in pan for 15 minutes before carefully inverting onto a serving platter.  Unfortunately I do not have a picture of the full Bundt cake....as soon as it was cooled enough I cut it into slices and sent it away to hunting camp with Jeff (making sure I save a couple for the necessary pic's for this blog post - Hey,  I have priorities here!)


6.  Make glaze (if you wish) by mixing together confectioners' sugar and milk or water.  Glaze should be thick yet pourable.  Add liquid in small amounts if need be.  Drizzle over cake and let set before serving.

Enjoy!




Happy Apple Cinnamon Chip Bundt Cake Baking!

This post has been linked to Quit Eating Out - Saturday Swap Party



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21 comments:

  1. I just found these cinnamon chips at the grocery store too. Believe it or not, the only place that had them was an Albertson's in Gardena. More stores should definitely start carrying this. I just used them in my cookie post for this week - cinnamon and banana bread biscotti. Your cake looks wonderfully apple-y and with the chips in it, I know it must taste fantastic.

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  2. I have never seen cinnamon chips over here! Or maybe I do not have a reason for to notice them earlier, now I do!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This looks so good! My family lives off of cinnamon chips! I have to try this!

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  4. I just bought these chips today at the store.. I wait every year for them! This looks so good!!

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  5. Oh now I definitely need a bundt pan! Looks delicious, Avril! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Yum! I bet that cake made the whole house smell incredible. It sounds so good, perfect for this chilly weather they are promising! It was 83º today :(
    mickey

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  7. Great photos of the finished cake...you can really see the apples-YUM! A winner, for sure:)

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  8. Avril, I made a bundt cake too this week and although it tasted delicious yours is WAY more attractive looking, lol. It looks awesome! We can't get cinnamon chips in Canada (I haven't seen them anyway), but I'm headed to the States next week and it's only list of goodies to bring back to Toronto. This cake is a great way to use them!

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  9. I was just about to go make another cinnamon chip recipe I saw earlier this week. I think this one will be next. They are normally only in stores (and not all of them) during the holidays. It took me forever to find some this year. I highly recommend stocking up now and keeping them in the freezer. Thanks for sharing another cinnamon chip recipe.

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  10. Cinnamon chips?!?! Where the heck have I been?! So, I have a question....does it taste like the spice cinnamon or the red-hot type cinnamon? Because I can't do the red-hot cinnamon flavor in anything...at all...bad Gold Schlager experience, lol! I must make this....maybe I will do some mini bundts for the center of my Christmas platter :) Of course, everytime I say Bundt, I pronouce it like on My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding..."boont", lol!

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  11. I think this cinnamon chips must be really good! And the combination with apples is perfect!

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  12. I'm not sure if my comment went through Avril....darn blogger!

    Cinnamon chips are awesome!
    ~ingrid

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  13. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to recieve a Bundt cake for Christmas instead of cookies. Heck, no one ever gives me cookies either. This looks darn good!

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  14. Ummm cinnamon CHIPS!? I had NOOO idea. And I sprinkle cinnamon on everything. Literally. this is such exciting new....

    IS it too late to participate in 12 weeks of christmas cookies?

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  15. Yum! I've never thought to serve bundt cake slices like cookies before, what a great idea!!

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  16. I never made anything with cinnamon chips before, this looks like a great recipe to use for my first time :-)

    (I thought I had seen my cherry glasses online recently, it must have been here!)

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  17. I'm SO coming over! Have a piece of this cake waiting for me please!

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  18. How did you know I have been wanting to make a bundt cake! This one looks so delicious. Save me a piece or yet half the cake!! Yum!!

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  19. My dad would adore this. I make an apple bread for him but haven't tried putting cinnamon chips in it before. I love them!

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  20. Yum! I bet that cake made the whole house smell incredible. It sounds so good, perfect for this chilly weather they are promising....! This one looks so delicious. ....
    send gifts to pakistan

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