Apple Cider Bundt Cake with caramel cream cheese frosting


– 1 (15.25 oz.) Spice Cake Mix – 1 1/4 c. Spiced Apple Cider – 1/3 c. cinnamon applesauce – 1/3 c. sour cream – 3 eggs – 2 small apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks – 2 Tbsp. flour – Frosting: – 1/2 c. butter (1 stick), room temperature – 4 oz. cream cheese (1/2 brick), room temperature – 1 tsp. vanilla – 4 c. powdered sugar – 18 caramels (like Kraft or Brach's) plus 1 Tbsp. milk for melting


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt pan, making sure to hit the sides of the pan firmly to remove excess flour. Set aside.

Step 2

In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, cider, apple sauce, sour cream and eggs. Mix for about 2 minutes on low, until thoroughly combine and smooth. In a small bowl, combine the apple chunks and sprinkle with the flour. Mix to coat the apples. Fold in the apple chunks into the batter. Pour batter evenly in the prepared bundt pan.

Step 3

Bake at 350 for 43-46 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Step 4

Cool in pan for 5-10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the cake to loosen, then invert the cake onto a plate to cool completely.

Step 5

In microwave safe bowl, unwrap caramels and add milk. Microwave for 45 sec -1 minute. Stir, and microwave for 30 more seconds or until melted and smooth, being careful not to overcook.

Step 6

With stand or hand mixer, cream together butter, cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar. Then add the slightly cooled, melted caramel. Mix together caramel and frosting until smooth. Drizzle or frost your cake once it's completely cooled.

Check out a couple of our other apple cider recipes:

Hot Mulled Apple Cider

Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail