Three days for Christmas and I've got this amazing Eggless Apple Bundt Cake with Garam Masala for you! Because it's time to bake and celebrate and take care of all the happy tummy feelings which crave cake and cookies and all things christmassy.
If you've been looking for a show stopping boozy cake cum dessert for Christmas table this year then this Eggless Apple Bundt Cake is it! It hits all the right notes with the garam masala which is basically the mother of all spice mixes, apples which we all looovee and that delicious brown butter rum glaze to top it all up!
This cake looks all kinds of beautiful but you won't believe how easy it is. No hand mixer, stand mixer required. Just two bowls, a whisk and a spatula and you are all set. You know I'm not into fancy desserts that take hours to make, so you can really imaging how easy this eggless apple bundt cake must be.
By the way, if you don't own a bundt cake tin, that's one investment you must make. Mine was sent to me by KitchenAid and I really love it. It's the perfect bundt cake pan because you don't want to be stuck in a situation where half the cake is on the counter and the other half stuck in between the crevices. I also love that it's priced so perfectly so that we don't feel the pinch, at all!
I've made this eggless apple bundt cake soooo many times now. My excuse is recipe testing of course. But Denver loves it! Quite obviously since it's had for breakfast before he leaves for work and then for pre-dinner AND post-dinner dessert. That's the kind of thing that makes this wife really happy.
Here's a disclaimer - we love egg in our cakes, but with this cake I prefer it to be egg free. I don't even want an iota of that eggy taste when it comes to my apple cake. And you will never be able to tell the difference! My expert-at-cooking family can't tell the difference.
This is probably my last decadent recipe of the season, because we are allowed this one time. After this, it's time for some guilt-free, delicious recipes that will help you keep your new years resolutions in 2017. Who's up for that? Before we move into 2017, what are you food resolutions in the new year? Sugar free life? Whole grain? Or just simple, healthy, 30 minute meals? Leave me a comment and let's talk about it because we are in this together!
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Garam Masala Eggless Apple Bundt Cake
For the Cake
- 1 cup (250 g) Almond Milk or regular milk
- 1 teaspoon Vinegar
- 2 Apples finely chopped (large)
- 2 Limes Zest and Juice separately
- 2 cups (250 g) All Purpose Flour / Maida + 2 tablespoons
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Garam Masala powder
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Ginger
- ¾ cup (150 g) Brown Sugar packed
- ½ cup (112 g) Canola Oil
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
For the Brown Butter Rum Sauce
- ¼ cup (56.75 g) Butter
- ¾ cup (90 g) Powdered Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2-3 tablespoons Dark Rum
- In a bowl mix together almond milk (or regular milk) and vinegar and set aside while you prepare the rest of your ingredients.
- Add lemon juice to chopped apples to make sure they don't oxidise and turn brown.
- Grease your bundt cake pan well, making sure to get the crevices. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, garam masala, cinnamon powder, ginger and lime zest. In another bowl, whisk together the almond milk and vinegar mix, brown sugar, oil and vanilla extract.
- Now pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix till combined well. Fold in the chopped apple, and pour the mixture into the greased bundt cake pan.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes till a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Start checking the cake around the 40 minute mark.
- While the cake is baking, make the glaze. Heat butter in a pan. It should start foaming and frothing and will start browning. You should start smelling a nutty flavour. Once the butter is a golden brown, switch off the flame and pour the butter through a sieve into a bowl. Whisk in the powdered sugar, vanilla and rum till the mixture is smooth. Set aside till the cake finishes baking.
- Once the cake is baked, invert it onto a plate or baking sheet. Drizzle the glaze over the cake and let it set for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm. The cake can be stored uncovered for up to 2 days.
Anushree Agarwal says
Is it okay to use sunflower oil? Coz that's what we normally use at home. Wanted to ask if I could avoid buying canola oil just for this cake.
Richa Gupta says
Hey Anushree, we've used oil instead of butter (like in other baked stuff). So go ahead and use the oil you have at home!
It turned butter.though looked so nice.do u know .why?
Hey Leela, do you mean it didn't bake properly? Are there any substitutions you made to the recipe? I would love to troubleshoot it with you
Jeremy Shivers-Brimm says
Two stupid questions 🙂
is that 180 F or C?
Are you using limes or lemons?
Thats 180C, and I used limes
Can v make it with eggs...if adding eggs can v avoid the vinegar
Yes you can. Use two eggs and exclude the vinegar.
Hey Rich, do you think we can sub the maida with w.w.flour and follow the same recipe?
I've never tried it with 100% whole wheat flour, but it should work. Though I think the consistency of the cake would change considerably and it'll be really dense. I recommend starting with 50% whole wheat flour and then experimenting with 100%. I hope you try it out!
Whaaaaaaaaaattt! Garam Masala in a cake. I must try this!
For 2017, quick guilt-free recipes will be a super idea - simple salad suggestions, stir fries, and homemade sauces that can be kept for long. Give us whatever extinguishes the packed stuff please!!!
Anindya Sundar Basu says
This looks yummy and just that type of a recipe which sets the tone of the christmas. Wishing yo Denver and everyone else in the family a Merry Christmas and a very happy new year . Whats for 2017 ? Well we will discuss when it comes as of now lots try to party as much as possible till the year end.
Thank you so much! Wish you guys the same. May the new year bring you all that you wish for. Happy holidays!
carlos at Spoonabilities says
Ohh my God! You killed me with this recipe. I love Indian flavors and with the apple in a bundt cake. I got me! This cake will be done today!!!
Totally loved this recipe of yours.. I was in a hunt if such kind of eggless cake.. Would be definitely trying this.. But I don't have bundt cake pan.. If I order it may not reach to me before the Christmas.. Can I use simple pan here?
Sure, you can use a 9 inch round baking pan instead! I hope you try it out 🙂 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Great photos! Did you use some kind of filter to get that effect?
Thanks Marc! No filter. I basically shot these late in the evening with very little light coming from a window on the left, and strung fairy lights all around. Had to bump up the exposure a bit in post processing.