I saw this cake on the cover of a recent issuse of Southern Living magazine. Actually, my husband was the one who brought it to my attention. He was practically salivating when he asked me if I would try to make it. So how could I resist. Besides, baking is one of the things I love most about this time of year.
And who could resist the idea of scenting one’s house with the wonderful aroma of an apple cream cheese bundt cake! Not I.
However, I have been known to screw up a perfectly good recipe from time to time. So I was extra careful to follow the instructions for this one down to the last detail. Toasting the pecans. Mixing the cream cheese filling. Then the batter filled with finely chopped gala apples. Even letting it cool completely (2 hours) before mixing and pouring the praline topping slowly over the top.
It was a true exercise in patience for me but the effort was worth it. The reward came when we took the first bite! The subtle flavors of fall. The crunch of the pecans balanced with the smooth texture of baked apples and cream cheese and a hint of cinnamon. Sweet but not too sweet. Just right.
And I think mine even came close to looking like the cover photo! What do you think?
Here’s a link to the recipe if you want to try it for yourself. Let me know what autumn recipes you’ve been inspired to make. Have a great weekend!
Joining Janelle at Comfy in the Kitchen for Feasting in Fellowship Fridays…