Bundt cakes, in my humble opinion, don’t get enough love. They are super easy to make, feed a crowd, and are always so darn tasty! This easy gluten-free and dairy-free apple bundt cake is no exception. Using a basic cake mix and a few extra ingredients, you’ll be devouring this apple bundt cake in no time!
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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Apple Bundt Cake
Loaded with tart apple chunks, warm autumn spices, and drenched to the high heavens with the most glorious homemade toffee sauce, this apple bundt cake is the perfect fall dessert. I’ve tested this recipe twice, the first time being gluten-free and dairy-free. The second time, with good ol’ regular dairy and gluten ingredients. And guess what?! Both bundt cakes turned out fabulous. So no matter your dietary restrictions, you’ll be able to enjoy a slice of apple bundt cake this autumn season.
Apple Bundt Cake With A Cake Mix
Do you want to know a secret? I was in charge of dessert the other weekend for a family supper and when I went to grab my gluten-free flour out of the pantry, much to my horror and embarrassment, I had run out. Like what kind of baker runs out of flour?! But I digress…quickly switching gears, I grabbed a box of cake mix, and off I went to bake up a banging apple bundt cake. So grab that trusty cake mix I know you have stashed and let’s start baking.
How To Make Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Apple Bundt Cake
To get started, peel and chop three large apples. I prefer a crunchy and tart Granny Smith or Honey Crisp, but honestly whatever you have will work just fine. Set those aside while we make the bundt cake batter.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix and all of the other dry ingredients. Give this a quick whisk together to combine everything. Next, add in the wet ingredients. That includes the melted butter, the eggs, and the dairy-free milk. I prefer to use unsweetened almond milk in my baking, but whatever type of milk you prefer will work just fine. Start to mix this batter together until a smooth, lump-free consistency is achieved.
The final and yummiest part of this gluten-free and dairy-free apple bundt cake are those delicious apples. Add in the peeled and chopped apples to the cake batter and mix until just combined.
How To Bake A Bundt Cake
A bundt cake is baked in a special pan called a Bundt pan. It’s characterized by its donut-like shape with a hole in the middle. These pans come in a variety of designs and shapes and while incredibly beautiful, they can be tricky to remove the cake from after it’s done baking.
The first and best piece of advice for baking a successful bundt cake is to thoroughly and generously grease the bundt pan before adding the batter. With a gluten-free non-stick baking spray, liberally spray the bundt pan making sure to get around the center nozzle piece and all the little ridges. Spray from the bottom of the pan, all of the sides, and up to the very top edge of it.
How To Remove A Bundt Cake From The Pan
Once the bundt cake has finished baking allow it to cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. After that time, place that very same cooling rack right on top of the bundt cake, and in one fluid motion, flip the pan and the cooling wrack over. Wiggle the pan ever so slightly to unstick any spots and gingerly remove the pan from the bundt cake. Allow the cake to fully cool before drizzling on the toffee sauce.
The Best Apple Bundt Cake From A Mix (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)
I know the term “the best” gets tossed around a lot. Especially in food blogs. But I assure you, this truly is the best gluten-free and dairy-free apple bundt cake you’ll ever make. From the ease of a cake mix, to the sweet and slightly tart apple chunks, and the gloriously smooth and tasty toffee sauce, this apple bundt cake will be a fall crowd-favorite.
Apple-Inspired Autumn Baking
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