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One Bowl Moist Apple Spice Cake

You’re going to love how easy this recipe for a moist delicious spice cake. One bowl and simple ingredients for a delicious cake everyone will love. Enjoy!
Course brunch, Classic Recipes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple butter, bundt cake, spice cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 221 kcal
Author Pam


  • 2 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp canola oil, vegetable oil, avocado oil (or whatever you have)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2-2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ginger
  • 3/4 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp sea or kosher salt


  1. 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    2.Have an 8 inch square non stick baking pan ready with nonstick cooking spray or baking spray.

    3.In a small sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Swirl the pan till the butter turns a nutty brown. This takes about a minute or so. Pour this into a large mixing bowl and mix to cool the butter.

    4.Add the apple butter, brown sugar and whisk together. Add the oil and whisk again until smooth.

    5.Add the rest of the ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until all are well combined. Let the batter sit for about 5 minutes, then stir once and pour into the baking pan.

    6.Bake for about 30-40 minutes. Turn the pan around halfway through the baking time. Cake is ready when a toothpick or wooden skewer comes out clean. Let cool for about 10 minutes. Cut into 12 pieces.

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