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.
- 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
- FOR THE CARAMEL TOPPING:
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- TO PREPARE THE CARAMEL GLAZE:
- Melt ¼ cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add ¼ cup brown sugar and 1½ tablespoons evaporated milk; cook for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar; stir with a whisk until smooth. Let cool for about 2 minutes.
- Pour the caramel glaze over your cooled bundt cake.
- 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.
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
- Cinnamon Apple Chips- Shockingly Delicious
- Apple Celery Salad- In the Kitchen with Audrey and Maurene
- Mini Apple Pumpkin Pancakes – The Daily Dish Recipes
- Overnight Apple Cinnamon French Toast- In the Kitchen with KP
- Curried Apple and Leek Soup-Soni’s Food for Thought
- Endive Spears Topped With Apple, Blue Cheese and Hazelnut Salad- The Hand That Rocks the Ladle
- Homemade Apple Jam – My Trials in the Kitchen
- Caramel Apple Butter Cheesecake Dip- Chocolate Moosey
- Caramel Apple Bread – famfriendsfood
- Apple Pie Bread Baker Street
- Apple, Bacon & Brie Popovers- I Run for Wine
- Apple and Almond Brie Puff Pastry- Family Foodie
- Apple, Leek and Gruyere Tarts- There and Back Again
- Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Loin- The Meltaways
- Apple-Glazed Meatballs- The Messy Baker
- Apples & Buttons (Ham, Apples and Dumplings)- Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Skillet Pork with Sweet Spiced Apples- Mama Mommy Mom
- Chicken Apple Meatloaf with Tarragon Tomato Sauce – Diabetic Foodie
- Baked Tilapia Apple Crisp- Daddy Knows Less
- Pork Tenderloin with Calvados Cream Sauce Sustainable Dad
- #SundaySupper Pulled Pork Sandwich With Pickled Red Onions Kwistin’s Favorites
- Harvest Rice- Webicurean
- Wild Rice with Apples, Dried Cranberries, and Walnuts – Ruffles and Truffles
- Apple Topped Sweet Potato Mash- Momma’s Meals
- Warm Spice Pecan Raisin Apple Chutney- Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Double Apple Pot Pie- What Smells So Good?
- Apple Walnut Coffee Cake- The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Apple Streusel Cobbler- Big Bear’s Wife
- Apple & Moroccan Cinnamon Gooey Sticky Buns- Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Spiced Caramel Apple Pie-Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence
- Apple Pear Kuchen for #SundaySupper (Apfel Birnen Kuchen)- Galactosemia in PDX
- Apple Strudel – Magnolia Days
- Old Fashioned Apple Crisp with Caramel Sauce-Noshing with the Nolands
- Apple Cheesecake- Vintage Kitchen
- Caramel Apple Crumble Bars- Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
- Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting- From Fast Food to Fresh Food
- Cinnamon Apple Dessert Chimichangas- Juanita’s Cocina
- Nutella Apple Quesadilla- Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
- Apple Crisp Ice Cream- Cravings of a Lunatic
- Bavarian Apple Torte- The Lovely Pantry
- Streusel Apple Crumb Pie + Pie Freezer Kits- Meal Planning Magic
- French Apple Cobbler with Cinnamon-Maple Whipped Cream Weekend Gourmet
- Chunky Apple-Apricot Bread Pudding- Comfy Cuisine
- Apple Butter Spice Cake – Home Cooking Memories
- Apple Pie and Custard- Happy Baking Days
- #GlutenFree Deep Dish Carmel Apple Pie- Cooking Underwriter
- Apple Brownies That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Country Apple Dumplings- Mom’s Test Kitchen
- Apple-Gingersnap Cookies- Tora’s Real Food
- Apple and Cranberry Turnovers- Flour on my Face
- Applesauce Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze- Hip Foodie Mom
- Caramel Frosted Apple Cookies- No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
- Apple and Pecans Cake- Basic N Delicious
- Apple Pull Apart Monkey Bread- Gotta Get Baked
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!
Hope you enjoyed this post!