Apple Spice Mini Bundt Cakes

3 apples*, cubed
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon allspice
1 tablespoon cloves
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
25 ounces unsweetened applesauce

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, cornstarch, allspice, cloves, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and apples. Add applesauce and mix until thoroughly combined. Pour into lined or buttered and floured cupcake pans. Will make about 12 cupcakes or 6 mini bundt cakes. Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack, removing from pan 5 minutes, then serve.

* I used Ginger Gold apples, but any apple suitable for baking would do.

My thoughts:

You wouldn’t know it from the taste but they are actually quite healthy!In addition to being vegan, these cupcakes are also fat free. We have been invited to a party this evening with an all vegan menu so I made these to take with me. I was pleased with how well they turned out, moist, spicy and very full of apple flavor. My first truly “Autumn” dish of the year.


  1. Yum! My mini bundt pan is packed away but I’m going to definitely have to try them as cupcakes. Great recipe for the start of the apple season 🙂

  2. How cute! I love your apple plate. How I love to see recipes that remind me of fall!

  3. Sounds delicious and looks adorable, as all things miniature are!

  4. I love apples but I love them even more in cakes and pies. Your mini bundt version is so cute!

  5. yum, that looks apple-y good!

  6. Where did you get that tray??

  7. Oh, it’s totally a $5 tray from OLD NAVY! Can you believe it?

  8. yes that apple tray looks uber cute! what better way to serve apple cakes then on an apple tray… how lovely 🙂

  9. That platter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Hey! Your recipes sound so yummy, and I love your blogs. I hope you won’t mind that I’ve put a link to “Coconut & Lime” on my blog. I’m trying to begin a blog for my petite purse business, but I also LOVE to cook.

  11. That picture is too cute!

  12. hi rachel! thanks for stoppin by our blog. =) i’ve been a lurker on yours for awhile now. love your posts!

  13. So simple and delicious looking- I have to try this out!

  14. These look great! Everyone seems to be anticipating fall with these types of recipes!

  15. I love how you placed it on the plate as teh apple…what a cute idea.

  16. hi! these look delicious, i was thinking of using this recipe for a vegan bakesale next week and i’m wondering, do you think it will work well in one large bundt pan? thanks! -daphne.

  17. I think it would, but add about 20 minutes to the baking time.

  18. it came out really, really good. – daphne

  19. Daphne- I am glad it came out well! Yay!

  20. I’m assuming that the oven is preheated. What temperature?

  21. These sound wonderful! A delicious fall treat. 🙂

  22. These sound wonderful! A delicious fall treat. 🙂