A good friend of mine found this absolutely adorable mini bundt pan at a flea market and knew I would love it!! So whenever I use this pan, I always save two for him and his partner.
I found this recipe on Kimberly Layton's blog (www.kimberlylayton.com). As always, I did make a few modifications because my husband doesn't like nuts, and, secondly I didn't have any orange juice. But, I think the little cakes turned out delicious despite my two omissions. Onto the recipe:
Mini Apple Bundt Cake
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped in small pieces (I used granny smith apples)
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup crushed walnuts (I omitted)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 cup orange juice (I didn't have any, so I omitted)
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350
In a small bowl, mix the apples, cinnamon and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Set aside.
In a separate, larger bowl, add the other half of the sugar, vegetable oil, orange juice (if you have it), vanilla and eggs. Mix together until blended.
Add the apple mixture and crushed walnuts (if you are using). Mix again.
I disagree with her on this part - she says not to grease the mini bundt pans. I did grease and flour the pans and still had a problem with a few of them sticking.
Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when poked into one of the bundt pans.
Let the cakes cool in the pan for about 10 to 15 minutes before "flipping" them out. I did have some trouble getting them out, so I ran a knife around the edges.
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter
3 T milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a small sauce pan, mix the brown sugar, milk and butter. Bring to a boil while stirring constantly to prevent burning. Boil for about 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove from the burner and add the powdered sugar and vanilla.
Mix with an electric mixer until slightly thick.
Spoon over the bundt cakes. If using the walnuts, sprinkle extra walnuts on top.
My husband loved it!! I was thinking this would be great also with raisins.