Praline Apple Bundt Cake

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Praline Apple Bundt Cake is loaded with apples, pecans and covered in a brown sugar praline glaze — the perfect fall dessert!

Praline apple bundt cake on a cake stand topped with pecans and frosting glaze.

Hey! It’s Ashley from The Recipe Rebel and I’m so excited to be sharing my first recipe here on The Recipe Critic! It’s a new favorite here and I think you’re going to love it, too.

I will willingly admit that apples trump pumpkin for me as far as fall flavors go. I make my share of pumpkin treats, but mostly for my husband’s sake.

Praline apple bundt cake on a cake stand garnished with pecans and frosting glaze.

For me? Nothing screams fall like the combination of apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. And this cake is one of my favorite ways to satisfy my apple-loving heart!

How about you? What are your favorite fall treats? Are you Team Apple or Team Pumpkin? (Or both? because who really wants to have to choose between!?)

A slice of praline apple bundt cake on a white plate with a gold fork.

I had to make this cake a couple times to get it just right. The second time, I added a shredded apple in addition to the chopped apples and increased the oil a bit, and I think it came out so perfectly moist and the 3 whole apples add so much flavor! The praline glaze really takes it over the top and makes it extra special — it is quite sweet and you really only need just a drizzle over the top!

This Praline Apple Bundt Cake is loaded with apples, pecans and covered in a brown sugar praline glaze -- the perfect fall dessert!

Praline Apple Bundt Cake

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This Praline Apple Bundt Cake is loaded with apples, pecans and covered in a brown sugar praline glaze -- the perfect fall dessert!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings: 14


  • 1 cup light sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 apples finely chopped
  • 1 apple shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped toasted pecans, divided


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk or cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered icing sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Grease a 10 cup bundt pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sour cream or yogurt, oil, eggs and vanilla. Whisk in brown sugar until smooth.
  • Add baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and stir until combined. Stir in flour just until combined. Stir in chopped and shredded apples and 1 cup pecans.
  • Pour into greased bundt pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 15-20 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack to cool to room temperature.


  • In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar and milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 3-4 minutes, whisking constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter until melted. Stir in powdered sugar and whisk until smooth. Let cool 5-10 minutes to thicken slightly before pouring over cooled cake. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup pecans.


I never peel my apples when I'm baking, but you can if you want to! I don't take any extra steps that aren't really necessary.


Serves: 14

Calories301kcal (15%)Carbohydrates44g (15%)Protein6g (12%)Fat12g (18%)Saturated Fat2g (10%)Cholesterol49mg (16%)Sodium153mg (6%)Potassium243mg (7%)Fiber3g (12%)Sugar20g (22%)Vitamin A120IU (2%)Vitamin C2mg (2%)Calcium75mg (8%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Ashley Fehr

Ashley loves all kinds of food: easy, healthy dinners, extravagant desserts, baked goods, and homemade breads! She believes in enjoying everything in moderation and strives to find ways to make her favorite foods a little healthier (including sneaking in those veggies occasionally!)

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  1. Praline Apple bundt cake is a wonderful recipe! The praline kicks the flavor up a notch and this is definitely a keeper….

  2. does it matter what type of apples you use? Granny Smith being a more tart apple or regular Red Delicious, Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji?

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