Skip to Content

Apple Spice Bundt Cake

This apple spice bundt cake is a perfect way to celebrate the fall season. It’s moist, flavorful, and topped with a sweet maple glaze that will make your mouth water. This incredible cake is going to become your favorite fall treat and your most asked for recipe.

Spice Cake all dressed up with applesauce, cinnamon, maple syrup and some cream cheese frosting on top!

Apple Spice Bundt Cake

It’s that time of year again where we can walk out of our door and feel the brisk air nipping at our noses. Fall is here, which means it’s time to break out the apple-related recipes. For those of you who are looking for a recipe for an easy dessert, this apple spice bundt cake is just what you’re looking for!

So, I have a confession to make. This stunning bundt cake starts off with a Spice Cake Box Mix. But I’ve dressed it up so pretty and added some great flavor to it so that your guests will never know! I love zhushing up a box mix and making it special. It’s so easy to start with a great base and then create a masterpiece with it! This lovely cake was decorated with some simple flowers right from my garden and that added an extra layer of elegance to this dessert.

I know that you and your family are going to love this Apple Spice Bundt Cake with cream cheese frosting and a drizzle of maple syrup. It’s like Autumn on a platter!

Dig into this Apple Spice Bundt Cake with decadent cream cheese frosting and a drizzle of maple syrup .

What Kind of Apples to Use in Apple Bundt Cake?

When you are using apples in any kind of baked goods you want to make sure you are using apples that are good for baking. Some apples are not suited for baking because they do not become soft when baked or they become too soft when baked. While there are a lot of apples that you can use, my preference is Granny Smith apples. These apples are perfect for baking and have a great flavor as well. The tartness of the apples pairs perfectly with the sweet cake.

An Apple Spice Bunt Cake starts with a spice cake box mix and ends up with as a beautiful dessert that is perfect for your fall baking!

Do I have to Use a Bundt Pan

You do not have to bake this cake in a bundt pan. You can bake it in a 9 x 13 or 2 round cake pans. Make sure whatever pan you use is large enough to hold the cake batter and only fill it to about 3/4 of the way full at the highest point. Just keep in mind the baking time will change when you use a different pan. You will want to watch the cake and make sure that it does not burn and also that it is baked all the way through the cake.

Slices of Apple Spice Bundt Cake are calling to be baked this fall season.

I had so much fun baking this cake with my daughter’s friend. She just wants to come over for playdates now when I’m baking, just so she can bake with me. My kid would rather play video games on the computer and stay away from me. The nerve! So, it’s was really refreshing to have a little one excited to bake with me in the kitchen. And this recipe was so easy for her to help with. I was able to prep all the ingredients and then she helped put it all together.

She was also super excited to find out that I was recording it all for a video!! She thought that was super neat-o! And then I told her that just her hands were going to be in it and not her per se, but that didn’t dissuade her. She said next time that she wanted to paint her fingernails so that they were pretty in the next video 🙂 She’s so cute, I wanna keep her!

So, it was baked and cooling by the time her mama came to pick her up so she didn’t get to finish decorating the cake. I hope she’s pleased with how I decorated it for the photos. They did come back a day after the pictures were taken to gobble it all up. Everyone in the family said it was delicious and was so proud of their little girl for helping me bake this apple spice bundt cake!

An Apple Spice Bunt Cake starts with a spice cake box mix and ends up with as a beautiful dessert that is perfect for your fall baking!

So this fall, I hope that you take some time during the weekend and bake this cake with the kids. They are going to be so proud of their baking and be happy to have contributed to the family meal.

Like all bundt cakes, this easily serves a crowd, so it’s perfect for parties and gatherings.

Pour on that maple syrup! The apple spice bunt cake was made for it!!

What are you waiting for? Pick up some fresh apples, a cake mix, some cream cheese and I’m sure you have the rest of the ingredients at home already. It’s so easy and delicious. You’ll totally thank me when you bake it!


Check out these great recipes that use Spice Cake Mix:

Spice Cake all dressed up with applesauce, cinnamon, maple syrup and some cream cheese frosting on top!

I love Apple Treats! Here’s a few more that you may love!

The time is NOW to make this Applesauce Cake with Caramel Frosting. It's a fall recipe you must make!

Apple Cake with Caramel Frosting

Dutch Apple Pie just like grandma used to make. Loaded with a crumble topping and then served with caramel.

Dutch Apple Pie

Make a loaf of Pull Apart Apple Bread for a breakfast treat or a warm fall dessert.

Pull Apart Apple Bread

Yield: 15-20

Apple Spice Bundt Cake

Spice Cake all dressed up with applesauce, cinnamon, maple syrup and some cream cheese frosting on top!

Easy Apple cake that starts with a spice cake mix and is topped with a cream cheese frosting. This Spice Cake is all dressed up with applesauce, cinnamon, maple syrup and some cream cheese frosting on top!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Inactive Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes


For the Bundt Cake

  • 1 Spice Cake Box Mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 C water
  • 1/3 C applesauce
  • 2 granny smith apples, shredded
  • 3 1/2 oz instant vanilla pudding mix

For the Frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 4 oz butter
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • +/- 1/4 C milk
  • Maple syrup for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a 10 cup bundt pan.
  2. Mix the make mix, instant pudding, eggs, water, and applesauce together. Add in the shredded apples and stir to combine. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 60- 65 minutes. Test with a toothpick for doneness. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn it over on to a wire rack and cool completely.
  3. Mix the room temperature cream cheese, butter, sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon with a whisk for 5 minutes until combined. Add milk as needed to thin the icing to a smooth yet runny consistency.
  4. Drizzle frosting over the bundt cake and add more maple syrup of you'd like. Slice and serve.


Recipe adapted from Express Lane Cooking

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.


Sunday 19th of August 2018

My apple cakes never look this gorgeous! The drizzle of icing is perfect, too!


Sunday 18th of September 2016

This is such a gorgeous cake! I love the flowers!

Karyn Granrud

Monday 19th of September 2016

Thanks so much. I thought they looked really pretty together.


Saturday 17th of September 2016

You know, while others might balk at the idea of boxed cake mix, I'm am ecstatic! I love using the convenience of a boxed cake mix as a "starter". This looks fab and I love that shortcut!

Karyn Granrud

Saturday 17th of September 2016

It makes life so much easier. I hope you enjoy it!

Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

Saturday 17th of September 2016

I am SO ready for apples and spice...if only the darn weather would stop acting so summer-like. ;) I love how you've dressed up this boxed mix!

Karyn Granrud

Saturday 17th of September 2016

It's still warm here, but there are apples all over the farmers markets! I'm all for easy recipes!

Lora @savoringitaly

Friday 16th of September 2016

It's so much fun to bake with kids and how nice that you found a new helper to bake with!! This cake is gorgeous and perfect for fall (I just LOVE apple desserts!)

Karyn Granrud

Saturday 17th of September 2016

My little helper was GREAT!

Skip to Recipe