A simple pumpkin spice apple cake is just what you need during the busy hectic and stressful holiday season. Actually, anytime of the year, having simple recipes, especially cakes and pies makes entertaining and family gatherings so much more enjoyable for you, the cook!
Cake mixes have come a long way in terms of quality. I chose the Krusteaz brand for this recipe. And, using the prepared pumpkin spice muffin mix in this recipe takes it from muffins to an elegant moist and stunning bundt cake. What elevates this mix is the simple addition of fresh chopped apples and a couple of ripe mashed bananas. What you get is a new meld of flavors of pumpkin, apple and banana, which is quite unique and tasty.
Pumpkin cake and muffin mixes are readily found during the Fall season because of Thanksgiving; however, you can also use a spice cake mix as your base with this recipe, too. And, if you want to ramp it up a tad bit more with warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and/or allspice, then experiment with small amounts of each or several. You can also add other things like chopped walnuts, raisins and/or dried cranberries. That takes you to the ‘fruit’ cake level, and, wow, what a creation!