Happy (Early) National Bundt Day!


Mary of The Food Librarian is crazy for bundt cake. For the past several years, she’s celebrated this momentous day by baking a bundt cake for each of the thirty days leading up to National Bundt Day on November 15th. However, this year, she’s doing a “lite edition” and posting fifteen different bundt cakes leading up to Friday’s finale.

I’ve decided to join again this year, albeit a few days early, because National Bundt Day also coincides with French Fridays with Dorie. So, in honor of National Bundt Day, I’m posting an applesauce bundt cake using the homemade applesauce or “compote de pommes” I made last week for French Fridays with Dorie! I followed Gale Gand’s recipe for applesauce cake but excluded the walnuts and raisins. (Ew. Raisins.) I’m not sure why, but my cake needed an entire hour to bake as opposed to Gand’s 40-45 minute suggestion. Perhaps my homemade applesauce was a bit watery, making the batter more liquidy than usual. Plus, I think the longer baking time resulted in a darker cake. Regardless, this turned out to be a delicious, warm, and moist applesauce bundt cake. As you can see, I ate two slices immediately. This recipe is definitely worth trying. Happy National Bundt Day!

50 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Edible Celebrations (@lavesta)
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 11:48:48

    I’ve seen many of Mary’s Bundt cakes Yummy and she really does liven up National Bundt Day with all her goodies. I’ve used applesauce in Bundt cakes before and it seems it does make them require a bit more cooking. As you say though, it sure doesn’t take away from the flavor. Your cake looks delicious!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Yummy…Happy (early) Bundt Day!

  2. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 12:13:26

    Does her family eat a whole cake every day??? That’s my problem about baking. Who will eat it? ME.

  3. Tanusree
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 12:23:38

    I have the same concern as Ronnie. who eats up Mary’s bundt cakes 😀

    Your bundt looks gorgeous ! I still have some French applesauce left. May be I should bake one too …

  4. Amanda Chic
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 13:25:10

    lovely !! yummy

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  5. Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 13:28:21

    National Bundt Day sounds like a delicious day 🙂

  6. Inger Wilkerson
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 14:13:47

    What a perfect seasonal bundt cake! (I just baked your apple muffins again yesterday)!

  7. Cathleen
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 14:14:50

    Your bundt cake looks deliciously moist and oh so pretty!

  8. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 14:35:04

    so glad you mentioned bundt day! I completely forgot and even though I can;t post one (to late) I can’t wait to make a special one in celebration! I love yours!

  9. markd60
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 15:21:24

    You’re supposed to put a potted plant in the hole. I saw it on My Big Fat Greek Wedding!

  10. Choc Chip Uru
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 16:36:26

    Mmm perfect, happy early Bundt day – my face cake 😀


  11. Arthur in the Garden!
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 16:48:58


  12. bec {daisy and the fox}
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 17:58:46

    yumm!! this looks great!

  13. apuginthekitchen
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 18:34:30

    It’s a beautiful cake, love bundt cake and applesauce is one of my fave’s. Well done.

  14. Ameena
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 19:33:06

    Wow, there really is a holiday for everything! LOL

    Looks delicious.

  15. Monica
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 19:51:38

    Great looking bundt cake. I want a bundt pan! : ) And kudos on your homemade applesauce.

  16. Betty
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 19:53:50

    Your cake looks delicious, especially without the raisins! 🙂

  17. Constance Ant
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 21:15:51

    look yummy!

  18. Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 22:00:22

    I have also found that my bundt cakes need longer to bake than any recipe I’ve tried says it should 🙂

  19. anecdotesandapples
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 22:26:10

    Yay! Happy Bundt day!

  20. Johanna GGG
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 03:13:08

    seeing that you wanted to eat two pieces straight away is a great recommendation for the cake – sounds delicious

  21. Food,Photography & France
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 03:16:40

    I’ve never seen or heard of a Bundt cake until today. Odd that the main thoroughfare of Shanghai should bear the same name!

  22. hotlyspiced
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 03:28:34

    That’s a lot of Bundt cakes. Good for her. xx

  23. TrafficDiva
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 06:43:14

    National Bundt Cake Day?!??!?!?!?! I shall happliy celebrate!! And your good-lookn’ cake is the perfect place to start! Haha!! =)

  24. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 07:22:08

    I will guiltily and ashamedly admit that I haven’t made a bundt cake for years. I probably don’t deserve to own a pan (but I have one). I shall make this applesauce cake!

  25. dedy oktavianus pardede
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 08:06:15

    YUm, simply delicious!

  26. kitchen flavours
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 08:15:19

    Lovely bundt cake! Going over to Mary’s!

  27. Tracy
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 12:47:58

    I would love to have some cake right now!

  28. Amanda Chic
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 14:31:55

    thanks for your lovely comment

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  29. lemongrovecakediaries
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 14:32:33

    I can’t believe this but I have never made a bundt cake Any cake that gets it’s own national day deserves to be tried – this looks delicious!

  30. Sugar and Cinnamon
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 14:45:54

    This looks like such a nice cake! I’m always nervous making Bundts that the cake will stick to the pan! But I might give this one a try!

  31. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 14:52:20

    If I could bake a bundt a day I would, but I too have no one else who would eat them. Yours looks lovely!!

  32. Cakelaw
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 15:19:22

    This is one handsome bundt cake, YC. Too bad I am on the other side of the world. Although in breaking news, I am doung a route 66 tour next year and will be in Chicago for the start of it, alveit briefly. V excited.

  33. Geraldine Saucier
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 15:20:48

    Delicious:). I wish I could have a slice right now. Glad you left out the raisins:)

  34. Norma Chang
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 17:46:26

    Had no idea there was a national bundt day, the things I learn from bloggers.

  35. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 17:49:45

    Happy National Bundt Day, Yummy! I’ve always wanted to make a bundt and never have but yours looks great.

  36. Simply Life (@SimplyLifeBlog)
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 19:18:36

    what a great day to celebrate!

  37. Carolyn Jung
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 19:42:18

    Every day should be Bundt Day! LOL One of my fave types of cakes to bake because they are so easy and barely need anything beyond a shower of powdered sugar on top.

  38. Gloria
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 04:40:27

    Mhhh looks delicious!

  39. spicegirlfla
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 08:50:51

    Looks fabulous to me!! So funny how there are National Days for almost every food!!!

  40. Sharon
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 09:08:37

    This cake looks delicious!

  41. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 12:17:47

    Happy Bundt cake in return, this looks great!

  42. Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 14:31:52

    Gosh I need to keep up on my holidays!! Happy early bundt day! Yours looks gorgeous!

  43. libishski
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 16:08:00

    I love bundt cakes! I’ve got a bundt tin at home but haven’t used it yet so your post has inspired me to get baking those cakes 🙂

  44. foodfashionandflow (@FoodfashinFlow)
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 17:54:13

    I love bundt cakes and this looks yummy!

  45. cquek
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 22:41:32

    I have never eaten bundt cake… love to have some

  46. sara
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 12:28:01

    Fun! I love Bundt cakes but didn’t get around to making one this year…yours looks awesome! 🙂

  47. The Foodie Affair
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 23:10:24

    I’m with you, no raisins allowed 🙂 your homemade applesauce in this cake must have made it so moist! Yum!!

  48. Michael's Woodcraft
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 20:00:41

    …MMMM that looks good!!

  49. foodlibrarian
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 01:42:13

    Thanks for celebrating the awesome National Bundt Day with me this year! (btw, to answer your reader’s question…I bring the Bundts to work and give to my friends and neighbors!) Your Bundt looks fantastic! – mary the food librarian

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