Friday, September 12, 2014

Apple Cinnamon Apple Sauce Bundt Cake #FlavorOfFall #CollectiveBias

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Fall is in the air and it is finally cool enough to turn on the oven and bake!  I enjoy baking, especially when it fills my house with a sweet smell, like apple and cinnamon.  Right now it is apple season and I love it!  I love that there are several different kinds of apples in the stores right now and they are inexpensive.  Since I now live in the apple state, I'd better like them :).  I also love to pair apples with cinnamon, they just taste amazing together.  

I love all things with apples.  Apples, apple sauce, apple juice.  I love it all.  So do my kids, they are always asking for it.  I know that you can use both apple sauce and apple juice in baking, so I thought that I would give it a try.  And I was so amazed by how good it tasted in this bundt cake.  I just loved it.  I found a recipe here and then made it my own.  Instead of caramel, I decided to make a super yummy cinnamon cream syrup to go over it.  And then I topped it with some fall M&M's.  The candy apple M&M's went perfectly with it and just gave it the #FlavorOfFall.  
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I got the ingredients at Walmart.  I got the Mott's apple sauce in the canned fruit aisle, the Mott's apple juice with the other juices and the fall M&M's in the Halloween section.  The candy apple flavor is exclusively at Walmart (and they are delicious!).  
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This is what you'll need for the cake:
1 box white or yellow cake mix (Yes I know that the box says lemon. I did not use lemon cake, I used a white cake mix instead). 
2 large eggs
2 apples, peeled and diced
2 TBSP oil
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
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1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) Mix all ingredients except for the eggs and apples in a mixer.  
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3) Add the eggs and apples and mix until smooth.
4) Spray cake pan with cooking spray and coat with flour.  Pour batter into pan evenly.
5) Bake for 60 minutes.

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For the cinnamon cream syrup you will need:
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup evaporated milk
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1) Mix all the ingredients except milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil for 2 minutes.  Stir constantly.
2) Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes and then add milk and stir.  

I let it sit out to cool before putting it onto the cake. 
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Once the cake was done, I let it cool and then I added the cinnamon cream syrup and the candy apple and candy corn M&M's to the top of it.
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And that's it!  Very easy to make and very yummy to eat!
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Going with the apple theme, I used the candy apple M&M's and put them into some fun candy pouches.  
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The cake was a huge hit.  Everyone in the family loved it!  I'm excited to make it again when we have guests over.  
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If you love apples as much as I do, then you should print out this coupon to save money on Mott's apple sauce.  You can also print out a coupon for M&M's.