i made this candy apple cake back in october in a 9×13 pan – it came out delicious, but didnt look too pretty in the picture 🙂 my friend V made the same cake in a bundt pan, which came out much prettier. we were invited to spend christmas day with some friends, and since the cake looked so festive i decided it would be perfect to bring with us!
Candy Apple Cake
1 cup red hots
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup apple cider, divided
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
3 whole Granny Smith apples and 3 whole Gala apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
1 18.25 ounce box french vanilla0 cake mix
1 3.4 ounce box vanilla pudding mix, instant
2 whole eggs
1 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large saucepan, combine the cinnamon candies, sugar, 1/2 cup apple juice, and food color. Heat over high heat, stirring until candies dissolve. Add apples and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the apples are tender; spoon into the baking dish.
In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, and the remaining 1/2 cup apple juice; mix well and spoon over the apple mixture, spreading to completely cover. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow to cool slightly, then invert over a serving platter. Allow to cool completely. Cut into squares and serve.