A few weekends ago, my Sunday morning was quite different from my Sunday morning a year ago. You see, a year ago I was running the Twin Cities Marathon. This year, however, I was still in my PJ’s, icing the apple bundt cake I had made the night before, and having myself a big ‘ol slice for breakfast. My priorities have obviously changed.
While I haven’t stopped running completely, the days of running six times a week and getting up early on the weekends for my long runs are over, and instead I’m taking the time to enjoy my weekend mornings with multiple cups of coffee and some quality time in the kitchen instead. There’s no better time of the year to get serious about baking than when the temps start dropping and leaves begin changing, amiright?!
I have already done my share of baking with pumpkin, but after a trip to the apple orchard a couple of weekends ago, I knew it was time to give apple it’s fair share of the limelight. Enter: Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting.
The apple cake is dense enough to hold up to the bundt pan, but tender and moist just as a bundt cake should be. I used white-whole wheat flour, which I feel added a bit of heartiness to the cake, and along with the spices and chunks of diced apple, biting into it was a little piece of heaven.
Of course you can’t forget the maple cream cheese frosting. It is made with my favorite lactose and dairy-free GO Veggie! cream cheese, (which, p.s. has more calcium and fewer calories and fat than regular dairy cream cheese and NO cholesterol!) making the entire cake dairy and lactose free. Winning. I also loved the maple flavor from the maple syrup with the apple spiced cake.
I brought the cake to the marathon cheering party we went to because obviously eating apple bundt cake with cream cheese frosting with your friends while cheering on the people running the marathon is far superior to eating that apple bundt cake with cream cheese frosting by yourself while thinking about how you could be running a marathon. Either way, this bundt cake is delicious and would be great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!