An easy-to-make cake with a beautiful layer of apples in the middle. This is wonderful served warm with a scoop of ice cream.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
30 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 10-inch Bundt pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the cake mix and instant pudding mix. Add the eggs, sour cream and oil, mix until well blended. In a small bowl combine the sugar, cinnamon and walnuts.

  • Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan, then place a layer of sliced apples over the batter and sprinkle with half of the cinnamon walnut mixture. Pour the remaining batter over the top and repeat with the remaining apples and cinnamon walnut mixture.

  • Bake for 60 to 70 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool for 1/2 hour before removing from pan to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

457 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 59.4g; fat 23.2g; cholesterol 71.3mg; sodium 430.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2008
Make this exactly as written and I promise you you won't be disappointed. Use ALL the apples called for bake about 65 minutes and cover it the last 10 minutes or so with foil if it starts to get too brown. Those who say this has no flavor must not be using enough apples which would surely change the taste and texture of this "cake." Just to dress it up I drizzled it with a simple powdered sugar glaze. This is one darn good apple cake densely apple-y and incredibly good. Sent it to the office with hubby and he reported his staff were all in apple heaven! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/06/2011
Texture was not good, fell apart taking it out and not serveable. Cake mix made it less of a true coffee cake. Read More
(5)
217 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 155
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2008
Make this exactly as written and I promise you you won't be disappointed. Use ALL the apples called for bake about 65 minutes and cover it the last 10 minutes or so with foil if it starts to get too brown. Those who say this has no flavor must not be using enough apples which would surely change the taste and texture of this "cake." Just to dress it up I drizzled it with a simple powdered sugar glaze. This is one darn good apple cake densely apple-y and incredibly good. Sent it to the office with hubby and he reported his staff were all in apple heaven! Read More
(128)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2003
This recipe was absolutely delicious! I subsituted a little. I used a yellow cake mix but used a cream cheese instant pudding. I also used apple pie filling instead of just apples and also subsituted brown sugar instead of regular sugar and used pecans instead of walnuts. Great warmned up with a scoop of vanilla icecream! Read More
(73)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2013
Definitely a good cake. The amount of apples called for in the recipe is excessive though. It needs only about 4 apples and that would be plenty. However it is very time-consuming to prepare it takes a long time to bake and then has to sit for half an hour before being ready to be removed from the pan. A time-killer of a recipe and for this reason I wouldn't make ir again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2003
I made this recipe with 4 sliced peaches instead of apples. I also baked it for about 45 min. in a 13x9 pan instead of a bundt pan. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2005
Great recipe. I use light sour cream and 1/2 cup of cinnamon applesauce (2 with 1 tablespoon oil) instead of 1/2 of vegetable oil. Read More
(30)
Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2005
The family really enjoyed this one. I made the following changes: I coarsely diced 4 granny smith apples and mixed them along with 1 1/2 tsp apple pie spice in with the batter. I also diced (more finely) 1 1/2 macintosh apples and mixed them in with the nut/sugar mixture. I substituted 1/2 c brown sugar for the white sugar and I added 1 tsp of apple pie spice with the cinnamon. Also I only had sugar-free pudding mix but it turned out fine. This is a very moist coffee cake. It filled the bundt pan pretty full but it didn't rise as much as a regular cake so it didn't overflow. I did worry that the batter was so thick but it wasn't TOO dense. I can't imagine putting ALL of the apples in with the filling layer. As it was the cake kind of falls apart at the center layer when you go to cut it. With all of the apples in the center you'd have nothing holding it together at all. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2006
I would call this an apple cake, not a coffee cake. I was concerned about how thick the batter was found it difficult to layer. Next time I will chop the apples into smaller pieces, coat them in the sugar/cinnamon, and mix them in the batter. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2009
Very tasty for a cake that starts with a mix, and easy to make. To avoid the problem of slices falling apart, I made mine in a 9x13 pan. All ingredients are the same (although I chopped the apples, and mixed them with the sugar/cinnamon/ nut mixture), just spread about 2/3 of the batter in the greased pan, top with the apples (pressing down), then drop spoonfuls of the remaining batter all over the apples and spread as best you can. Bake till the knife comes out clean, and you WILL need to cover it with foil to keep it from burning. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2003
Very easy to make! I did cut back on the number of apples but next time I think I'll add the full amount. Very well received by friends and family. Definitely a make-again recipe! Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
10/06/2011
Texture was not good, fell apart taking it out and not serveable. Cake mix made it less of a true coffee cake. Read More
(5)
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