Applesauce Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze . . . for #SundaySupper!


When I started food blogging, I never thought it would be much more than a place for me to keep my recipes and share them. .  I knew there were a ton of food blogs out there but I never knew this fabulous food blogging community existed. A lot of these wonderful people have been blogging for 2-3+ years now and I still see passion and joy in their posts. I still see these beautiful, innovative recipes. .  I’ve learned so many things so far (and am still learning) but today I will share two very important things.


#1: Food bloggers help each other. I think I saw a BlogHer newsletter that said “Other Bloggers are not your competition, but your community.” or something like that. I thought that was awesome. I’ve seen many bloggers post things to help other people or newbie food bloggers get started. .  posts that share tips on how to get started, what to do, and how to build your readership etc.


#2:  There are Food bloggers out there who care about things and believe in things and have started movements if you will. . movements that have brought together bloggers as a community in support of something they believe in.  Isabel is one of those people. She started a wonderful movement called Sunday Supper.


Sunday Supper is on a mission to bring back Sunday Supper around the family table in every home. Hundreds (maybe more) of bloggers come together and share recipes and most importantly, they have Sunday Supper with their families. Join us every Sunday for great recipes and some inspiration. You can read more about #SundaySupper here.


Each Sunday there is a different theme and today’s theme is Autumn Apple Recipes!  Here’s a lovely Applesauce Chocolate Chip Bundt cake recipe. For whatever reason, I used to not like bundt cakes. Maybe I thought they seemed old . .  I don’t know. .  but now, I think they are so beautiful!  I’ve made this bundt cake a few times and I think I have perfected it. It’s lovely. Very subtle and delicious and the caramel glaze is just amazing. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.


I hope you enjoy! Please check out our #SundaySupper line-up down below. There are sooooooo many good recipes! I am really so honored to be cooking and baking with this group! So, what are YOU waiting for? Whether you cook or not, I hope you enjoy Sunday Supper with your family, around the table.


Applesauce Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze
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MAKE AHEAD The cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12

  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Chinese Five Spice (if you don’t have this, you can try ground cardamom)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce (or puréed peeled apples in a food processor)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups semisweet-chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1½ tablespoon evaporated fat-free milk, divided (don’t sweat it if you can’t find fat-free evaporated milk)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup English toffee bits

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan. In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the granulated sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, Chinese Five spice, salt, and ground cloves. Whisk in the applesauce, eggs, oil and melted butter. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  2. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs attached.
  3. Transfer the pan to a rack and let the cake cool for 10 minutes, then invert it onto the rack and let cool completely, about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Melt ¼ cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add ¼ cup brown sugar and 1½ tablespoons evaporated milk; cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar; stir with a whisk until smooth. Let cool for about 2 minutes.
  7. Pour the caramel glaze over your cooled bundt cake.
  8. If adding the english toffee bits, sprinkle them on after the caramel so, as the caramel sets, the toffee bits will stick.

Recipe adapted from Food & Wine.

Join us this week Around the Family Table for Sunday Supper.   We have over 50 amazing recipes using apples to share with you.  Do you have a favorite Autumn Apple Recipe to share?  We would love for you to share your favorite apple recipes during our #SundaySupper live chat at 7pm (Eastern).

Here are our Autumn Apple Recipes for Sunday, September 23! Enjoy!

This week’s Sunday Supper is being hosted by the fabulous Cindy of Cindy’s Recipes and Writings.  Be sure to check out her blog!


Soups, Salads, Starters and Breads

Main Meals





Please be sure to join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm (Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite apple recipes! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat! We’d also love to feature your apple recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers!



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81 Responses to "Applesauce Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze . . . for #SundaySupper!"

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  1. baker street

    September 23, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    this one is quite the ultimate apple bundt cake. it has everything – chocolate, spices, nuts and ooh the caramel topping. :)

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you! :)

  2. Crazy Kwistin

    September 23, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    This looks so good and very pretty pictures!! Love the sauce.

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you so much!

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  4. diabeticFoodie

    September 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    So glad you’re a part of Sunday Supper! Completely agree with you on how amazing the food blogging community is.

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 24, 2012 at 4:28 am

      Thank you! :) It’s been great meeting such wonderful people!

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  11. Laura Hunter

    September 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I agree, the blogging community is so amazing and supportive. It helps to have people who have been there before and can help you grow. And by the way this cake looks so amazing, that caramel sauce really does make it perfect. :)

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 24, 2012 at 4:29 am

      Thank you so much, Laura!

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  13. Jennie @themessybakerblog

    September 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Isn’t the food blogging community amazing. I just love it! This cake looks absolutely amazing, and it’s beautiful. Happy #SS!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 24, 2012 at 4:30 am

      thank you, Jennie! Yes, the blogging community is GREAT!

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  15. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    September 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    In many ways, this is a different apple cake. Not only the chocolate chips but the chinese spice and toffee bits. Just gorgeous!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you so much, Paula! :)

  16. patsy

    September 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    The cake on it’s own sounds fabulous… then, you took up another notch to add a caramel sauce? I’ve got to have a slice or two… yum!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 23, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Haha, thank you, Patsy! The caramel sauce was awesome and yes, totally made the cake even better! I had 3 slices (not all in one sitting) 😛 but who’s counting! Thank you again!

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  18. megan @Irun4wine

    September 23, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    This cake sounds insanely good. I foresee one sitting in my cake stand in the very near future!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 23, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you so much, Megan! I do hope you give this recipe a try! :)

  19. Carla

    September 23, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    I agree – this past year has taught me how supportive everyone is of each other. That although we want to have the best blog, we also want to see others succeed in having the best blog as well. And I’d much rather come to a food blog for a recipe (especially a blogger I know) because I know the recipe will good rather than taking a chance with those popular recipe sites.

    Anyway back to you – bundt cakes are awesome because you don’t have to fuss much. They are pretty by their shape alone plus you just need to make a quick glaze. Pinning!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 24, 2012 at 4:32 am

      Thank you, Carla! Yes, I know what you mean. . I’m still a newbie and learning so much. . but loving it! And yes, I’ve found blogs where I know the recipes will be good and have been tested etc. Thank you!

  20. Katie

    September 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Oh wow – that cake definitely looks decadent – I’d like a slice!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 24, 2012 at 4:33 am

      Thank you so much, Katie! :)

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  22. Bea

    September 24, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Your Bundt cake looks and sounds amazing!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 24, 2012 at 4:33 am

      Thank you, Bea!

  23. Brandi @

    September 24, 2012 at 1:06 am

    That looks sooo delish and the sauce looks divine!! Love the pictures!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 24, 2012 at 4:34 am

      Thank you so much, Brandi! It takes me so long with the photos and then deciding which ones to post. . . so thank you! :)

      • Brandi @

        September 26, 2012 at 3:50 am

        I know, me too!! It drives me crazy because I take like a million and then have to go through all of them!

        • hipfoodiemom

          September 26, 2012 at 3:53 am

          Totally. . and sometimes I ask my husband for his opinion and we never agree! :)

  24. Kim Bee

    September 24, 2012 at 2:26 am

    This is one gorgeous apple cake. Love the caramel glaze over it. Just takes it to the next level.

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 24, 2012 at 4:35 am

      Thank you, Kim! The caramel glaze was totally worth those extra calories! :)

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  26. Lyn @LovelyPantry

    September 24, 2012 at 3:37 am

    Well hello! Did somebody say chocolate? See now, you went and reeled me in. As if apples weren’t enough to love! This is a lovely bundt – I’d have challenges with portion control with this one. :-))

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 24, 2012 at 4:37 am

      Haha, thank you, Lyn! I know! I had to give away half the cake to my neighbors! Needed to get it out of the house in fear I was going to eat the entire thing! :)

  27. Liz

    September 24, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Oh, my gosh. That caramel sauce is making me swoon! I’m glad you’ve become a fan of Bundts…this is a winner!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you, Liz! I’ve come a long way with the bundt cakes! Believe me! the very first time I baked one, I didn’t know I was supposed to flip it over when I removed it from the bundt pan. so embarrassing! :)

  28. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    September 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    The food blogging community is an amazing thing! This cake looks incredible! I need to get a bundt pan!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 24, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      Erin, yes! you must invest in a bundt pan! Make sure you pay attention to the detail in the pan; that is what your cake will look like when you flip it (if that makes sense). I want to get another one that has more defined lines on top. :)

  29. Tara Noland

    September 24, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Oh my, I saw this on your sneak peek and it looked so good!! Great pics too!

  30. hipfoodiemom

    September 24, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you so much, Tara! :)

  31. Katy

    September 24, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Perfect, just perfect. Some of the most gorgeous flavors in an utterly beautiful cake! I am bookmarking this recipe and making it as soon as possible!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 25, 2012 at 6:01 am

      Awh, thank you so much Katy! Please let me know how you like it! :)

  32. Patti

    September 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    You had me at the toffee bits! This cake looks amazing!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Awh, thank you so much, Patti! :)

  33. Faye Leong

    September 25, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Agree with you Alice! Sunday Supper is a wonderful group which enables me to learn lots of things as a food blogger. Your bundt cake looks amazing!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 25, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      thank you so much, Faye!

  34. Conni Smith

    September 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    This cake looks absolutely fantastic!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 25, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      Thank you so much, Conni! Love your blog!

  35. sunithi

    September 26, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Picture perfect ! Looks amazing ! Sounds delish too. There’s so much apple in this cake ! I love it !

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 26, 2012 at 3:53 am

      Thank you so much, Sunithi!

  36. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    September 26, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Girl, you know that I’m a huge fan of yours and this apple bundt cake looks amaze-balls, especially with that glorious caramel glaze over top. I feel the exact same was as you about this wonderful blogging community – heck, that’s how we became friends, because fellow bloggers are warm, welcoming people who support each other. I’m so glad you’re a part of our Sunday Supper family!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Nancy, amaze-balls?! I love that! I am totally using that again. . :) the feeling is totally mutual! :) I’m a huge fan of YOURS! :) Thank you so much for the kind words, girl!

  37. Sarah

    September 26, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Alice I’m so happy you joine #SundaySupper and you are correct in saying that we are a tight knit community that loves to help eachother out. I haven’t been blogging for a long time either and I have recieved so mush adivce and tips from people all over the world. Now onto your dish. Why must you live so far away from me. Tell you husband to get a job in Chicago so you can bake for me. Nancy and I already agreed to spend half our time in Chicago and half our time in Canada. Are you in?

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Sarah! :) haha! I am SO in! :) Seriously, we all have to meet up one day. . let’s look for a blogger conference or something and meet up! You guys are the best! I am so truly glad we have connected through blogging. . it’s been so amazing, fun and rewarding for me. . I love it and am so happy I decided to do this. . and so happy I have met great people like YOU! :)

  38. Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories)

    September 26, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    This looks fabulous! And I love how it uses Chinese Five Spice….one of my husband’s favorite spice blends.

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      Thank you, Brandie! I recently discovered Chinese Five Spice and try to use it whenever I can. . I made some chili recently too and added some! Gives it a nice kick!

  39. Arlene @FlourOnMyFace

    September 28, 2012 at 3:24 am

    What a great bundt cake. I bet the chocolate chips are a sweet surprise with all that apple flavor.

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 28, 2012 at 4:59 am

      Thank you so much, Arlene! The chocolate definitely enhances the cake. . it’s more of an apple spice cake. . it’s great!

  40. Hezzi-D

    September 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I love bundt cakes. They are just so pretty and the chocolate chip applesauce cake sounds wonderful.

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 30, 2012 at 5:28 am

      Thank you so much! :)

  41. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife

    October 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    The first thing I noticed that that glaze! Everything looks so wonderful!

  42. Chelsea

    October 7, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    This is such a beautiful cake and I love the caramel glaze!

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