*Thanks to Envy Apples for sponsoring Apple Cinnamon Cake Recipe/Post!  Please note the opinions and recipe included in this post are all me*

I am so excited to share with you this amazing recipe for Apple Cinnamon Cake! The older I get, the more I pay attention to the types of food I purchase and eat.  The cheapest option may not always be the best and that super processed food we all grew up on is no longer the move.  The hardest thing about this is stepping away from the brands you’ve known your whole life.   When I think about apples for example, there are a couple of types that I grew up eating and I do not venture too far from those.  So when the team over at Envy Apples offered to send me a package of Envy Apples I will admit I was skeptical on what difference I would see!

Envy Apples aims to create a better tasting apple that is naturally grown right here in the USA (and New Zealand)! These apples also brown slower because of naturally high levels of citric acid.  So if you can get a better tasting apple that lasts longer without genetic modifications?? I call that a win!

Bowl of Envy Apples

I took those Envy Apples and did with them what I do best, BAKE! Apples and cinnamon go hand in hand for me, so with that in mind I created Apple Cinnamon Mini Bundt Cakes with a Brown Sugar Glaze!  It is a delicious cake that truly highlights the flavors of the Envy Apples! Check out the recipe below.

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The Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Mini Bundt Cakes

Apple Cinnamon Mini Bundt cakes featuring a brown sugar drizzle!

Servings 2 Dozen Mini Bundt


Apple Cinnamon Mini Bundt

  • 2 Cups Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp All Spice
  • 3 Envy Apples Finely Chopped
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 2 Eggs

Brown Sugar Glaze

  • 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream


  1. In a medium size bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder,salt and all spice).  Whisk together and set aside.

  2. Cream together the butter and brown sugar using a stand mixer or hand mixer. 

  3. Add apples, eggs and vanilla extract to the sugar mixture.  Mix until fully combined. 

  4. Next, combine the dry ingredients in to to the sugar mixture.  Slowly combine until fully incorporated. 

  5. Next add the cup of milk.  Blend until fully combined. 

  6. Pour batter in to greased mini bundt cake pan. 

  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-28 minutes.  Pans may vary, so be sure to check using a toothpick. 

  8. While the cakes cool on a cooling rack, combine together the Brown Sugar Glaze ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until the consistency allows a drizzle.  If it is too thick add more cream. 

  9. Drizzle in the glaze on top of the bundt and serve! 

The Takeaway

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The Envy Apples are great on their own, but definitely good for baking! For this specific cake, you can also make it into a regular size bundt pan or two nine inch pans.   I went with the a mini bundt pan which I highly recommend.  The bundt cakes are like little cupcakes without all of the icing i.e. perfect!

Envy Apple in Hand with apple cinnamon cakes in background

So tell me, how do you like to eat your apples? If you need some recipe inspiration, be sure to check out the Envy Apple Recipe site! Also, if you are looking for Envy Apples in the Houston area, look no further than Central Market!