Apple Pie Banana Bundt Cake

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Apple Pie Banana Bundt Cake is the perfect fall mash-up, and should be on your dessert menu soon. Seasonal apples, over-ripe bananas, cinnamon, and apple pie spice are the featured ingredients in this delicious fall cake. Worth every calorie and more!

You can never go wrong with a good banana cake, muffin, or bread. To try something different, my Mom’s Easy Banana Bread is a no-fail recipe. For muffins, we love my 230 calorie Banana Muffins or my Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins. Oh, and you must try our favorite Banana Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping!

Side shot of a partial apple pie banana bundt cake, showing the texture inside the cake.

Apple Banana Cake

When Apple Pie meets Banana Cake, you get something wonderful and delicious. This mash-up is one of my all-time favorites, and you’ll soon see why. Small chunks of apples are softened on the stovetop with a butter and cinnamon mixture, and give the cake both texture and flavor.

I used a combination of apples for my bundt cake, but you could use your favorite baking apple. Since I’m a Texan now, I go with whatever looks good at the grocery store. My favorites are:

  • Braeburn
  • Fuji
  • Gala
  • Granny Smith
  • Honeycrisp
  • Jonathan
  • Pink Lady

This recipe was a complete and wonderful “accidental recipe”. I had over-ripe bananas and it was apple season, so I decided to combine the two. My mom’s caramel frosting is the perfect topper, because caramel flavors and apples are SO GOOD together.

Overhead shot of a slice of bundt cake, on tan parchment paper.

Three recipe categories for this recipe:

This cake has a rather long ingredient list, but it really is NOT difficult. I promise!

  • Banana Cake – This is an adapted recipe from some of my other recipes on the blog. I added apple pie spice to it, to incorporate the apple pie part of this recipe.
  • Apple Pie – I modified my homemade applesauce recipe for this filling. It’s a much smaller amount, using only three apples.
  • The Icing – You can definitely skip the icing, but this is a small amount, and just gives it that extra something special. It also tastes like caramel, and apple plus caramel equals heaven!
Overhead shot of a partial pan of baked, diced apples, in cinnamon and butter.
Overhead shot of a partial bundt cake, before baking.

How to make Apple Pie Banana Bundt Cake:

  1. Make the apple pie filling. Peel and dice three apples. You’ll want the pieces to be fairly small, as pictured above. Combine the diced apples with the remaining apple filling ingredients, and cook until soft, approximately 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Make the banana cake. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, banana, and mashed bananas and mix well. Then add the dry ingredients – the baking soda, salt, apple pie spice, and flour, and mix until just combined.
  3. Combine. Pour the apple pie filling into the banana cake mix, and stir with a spatula. Pour the batter into a sprayed bundt pan.
  4. Bake. Bake the cake in the middle of your oven until done, approximately 40 minutes.
  5. Make icing. Combine the melted butter with the heavy cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Mix well.
  6. Ice cake. Add icing to the top of the bundt cake, when cooled. Let the icing fall down the sides of the cake.
  7. EAT.

Other delicious apple recipes to try next

Fall is all about apple recipes (and pumpkin ones)! Here are a few apple desserts to try when you’re in the mood for something sweet (but not too sweet). Happy baking!

Overhead shot of an apple pie banana bundt cake, in a bundt pan.

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Make this apple dessert next: Apple Cinnamon Cobbler

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xoxo ~Sue

Side shot of a partial apple pie banana bundt cake, showing the texture inside the cake.

Apple Pie Banana Bundt Cake

Apple Pie Banana Bundt Cake is the perfect fall mash-up, and should be on your dessert menu soon. Seasonal apples, over-ripe bananas, cinnamon, and apple pie spice are the featured ingredients in this delicious fall cake. Worth every calorie and more!
4.96 from 21 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie, banana bundt cake, bundt cake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 379kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

For the banana cake:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter – softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs – at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 whole over-ripe bananas – mashed
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

For the apple pie filling:

  • 3 medium seasonal baking apples – peeled and diced (I used a variety)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the icing:

  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter – melted
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar – more or less, depending on consistency
  • sprinkle of cinnamon – on top of frosting

Instructions

For the apple pie filling:

  • Peel and dice the apples. Place in medium stock pan and add the remaining filling ingredients. Cook on medium heat until apples are soft, about 15 – 20 minutes. Remove to cool slightly.

For the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray Bundt cake pan.
  • In a standing mixer, cream the butter and sugars together. Add the eggs, vanilla, and mashed bananas and mix well.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, apple pie spice, and salt in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and mix until just combined.
  • Pour the apple filling into the cake batter, and stir to combine. Pour the batter into the bundt pan.
  • Place bundt pan in preheated oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until toothpick, when inserted, comes out clean.
  • Let cake rest on counter for 15 minutes before flipping it onto a cooling rack.

For the icing:

  • In a medium bowl, melt butter in microwave. Add cream and vanilla, and mix well.
  • Add powdered sugar until you get the desired consistency. If the icing is too stiff, add just a bit more cream. If the icing is too runny, add some more powdered sugar.
  • When cake is cool, drizzle icing on top. Add some sprinkles of cinnamon to the top of the cake.

Video

Notes

  1. Use room temperature butter and eggs for the banana cake batter.
  2. The apples will cook down, so no need to extra water.
  3. For best results, let the cake sit IN the bundt pan after baking for about 15 minutes before removing from pan.
  4. This cake is VERY good with or without icing.

Nutrition

Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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42 Comments

  1. Isabel Fellner says:

    Can I freeze this after baking?

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Yes, you can! Good luck, Isabel!

  2. Christina says:

    This recipe is delicious! I added pecans as well and I also used gluten free flour. I will definitely be making this again! One of the best!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thank you so much, Christina!

  3. Shelly Haskell says:

    This was so delicious! 😍 I added a squeeze of lemon to the icing. But it is perfect with out like you said.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thank you so much, Shelly!

  4. I am looking forward to making this cake. I was wondering about adding pecans to the mix. Do you have think that would work?

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Yes, I think pecans would be a wonderful addition. Good luck, Pam!

  5. Definitely worth keeping this recipe! It turned out wonderful. So delicious and moist, that next time I might omit the icing (reduced the powdered sugar to 1c and it was more than enough). It was nice to add that final touch though…made it look prettier!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the cake, Maria!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thanks Natalie!

  6. Michelle Rowe says:

    This is one of the best Apple cake recipes I have ever made. Incredibly moist and flavorful. I didn’t make the icing. It is delicious without it.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I agree. It’s delicious without the icing. Sometimes tho, I just drizzle half of it on top. Thanks for your feedback, Michelle!

  7. Ann Stoffregen says:

    I made this yesterday and it was one of the best cakes correction the best cake I ever made, I added lots of those spices, this is a wonderful cake will make it again and again.
    (I added the apple filling and the banana cake kind of separately into the cake form , and it worked out just the way I hoped it would!)

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Ann! I’m so glad you enjoyed the cake. It’s one of our favorites too!

  8. I made this! I only had 2 bananas so for the third I substituted 1/2 c of u sweetened apple sauce. Very, very delicious cake. Not too sweet. Great for coffee.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the cake, Hattie! 🙂

  9. Julia Brooke says:

    Hi Suebee
    Thanks so much for this. Great recipe. I think my apples were a bit small as when I look at your photo can see more bits of apple in the cake. It was very easy and fun to make and everyone was super impressed. Thanks again.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thanks so much for your feedback, Julia! I’m so glad you enjoyed the cake!

  10. Vicki Short says:

    This recipe sounds very good. I’m going to try this cake and will let you know what my family thinks. I’m sure they will love this cake

    Vicki Short

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Vicki! Please let me know how this turns out for you!

  11. This looks amazing but I don’t have a bundt pan. Is there a substitute I can use? Thanks!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Although I haven’t tested it, you could use a regular cake pan and just check it regularly for doneness. Please let me know how it turns out!

  12. This could be the best cake ever! Awesome! Also, the video will help me the next time I decide to make this……. !

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Oh right, haha. I hope you make it for me soon! 🙂

  13. I love the idea of combining apples with bananas! This cake looks and sounds so delicious and moist ♥

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thanks Natalie! It’s super great and very fall’ish!

  14. Perfect! Made this twice already!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I’m so glad you are enjoying it! It’s also one of our favorites. 🙂

  15. Helen Willis says:

    This recipe is great!! So pleased with the result!!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thank you Helen! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!! 🙂

  16. I skipped the icing and this was still amazing. Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you away. This was easy to make and well worth it.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!! 🙂 Thanks for your feedback.

  17. Could you bake this APPLE PIE BANANA CAKE in a two layer pan? Or bake it in a three layer pan?
    Also I would like to add the cooked apples on top of the layered cakes. Please give me the mesaurements for three layer on if possiable.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

    Gale

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Although I have not done it, I think you could definitely make it in a layer pan. Not sure if it would work best with two or three layers. You could always change the serving size (see that on my actual recipe) and make more batter to make additional layers. Good luck and let me know how it turns out!

  18. Hey, I just saw this featured on The Chew! Amazing! Great Job and congrats!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Ahhh, thank you!

  19. Terry Fleitman says:

    This is absolutely one of my favorites!! It was soooo good!!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Terry! Thanks for your sweet comments! 🙂

  20. Mike Ringsdorf says:

    This cake tastes as good as it looks! I love your fall recipes so keep them coming!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thanks Mike!! Don’t worry, I’ll keep them coming! 🙂

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