Cinnamon Sugar Coated Maple Apple Cakes

This past Tuesday I had a meeting with the Principal of Eli’s future middle school.  I couldn’t go empty handed!

I was reading my Donna Hay magazine and I came to the chapter; “Queen of Cakes”.  The photos are GORGEEZMO and each and every recipe looked better than the next. I will, ultimately, be making them all. Yet, the cinnamon sugar-coated maple apple cakes jumped out at me.

When the three woman in the meeting took their first bite of their little individual cakes, they moaned! Enough said!



Cinnamon Sugar Coated Maple Apple Cakes


2 1/2 cups self-raising flour-sifted
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
250g butter, melted(i used my digital scale)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
4 eggs
6 red apples, peeled and grated(i used fuji’s)
2 tsp. ground cinnamon, extra
1 cup caster (superfine) sugar


• preheat oven to 355*.
• place flour and cinnamon in bowl and mix to combine.
• add the butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, eggs, and apple. mix well to combine.
• spoon into a well greased(I coated with butter and sprinkled a bit of flour in the molds), 1 cup-capacity bundt tins.
• bake for 25-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. cooked when tested with a skewer.
• let rest 10 minutes. while hot, remove them from the bundt tin and turn out onto a wire rack
• place extra cinnamon and sugar in a bowl and mix to combine.  coat the cakes in the sugar and cool.

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Showing 8 comments
  • Anonymous

    How much is 250g butter?Thanks!

  • The Food Librarian

    Oh my. I so love Donna Hay. And these mini bundts are soooo adorable!!! 🙂

  • Jules and Ruby

    i’m lovin’ these. love maple anything. now i’m going to have to go out and buy those mini bundt molds. darn it…

  • Sukanya

    Hi I tried this recipe with a slight variation and it came out so good. Thanks for sharing it. your mini bundt cakes looks so adorable !

    • Susan

      Hi Sukanya – so glad the recipe worked for you. I happen to love this recipe and I am in the process of making a gluten free version!

  • Stephanie

    Would a glaze be too much?

    • Susan

      I would do either a glaze or the cinnamon sugar. I think both would be a bit of over kill!

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