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Apple Cider Donut Cake

Stephanie Rutherford
This apple cider donut cake is made in a bundt pan. It is a super moist cake coated in apple cider browned butter and cinnamon sugar mixture. It is topped with apple cider glaze.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 slices
Calories 354 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

The Cake

  • 1 cup Oil canola or vegetable
  • 1 ¼ cups Brown sugar packed light or dark
  • ½ cup White granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup Apple sauce unsweetened room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
  • 3 Large eggs room temperature
  • 2 ¾ cups All-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
  • 1 ¼ tablespoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Apple cider room temperature

Apple Cider Browned Butter

  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Apple cider

Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • cup White granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
  • Pinch Of salt

Apple Cider Glaze

  • 1 cup Powdered sugar sifted
  • 2-2 ½ tablespoon Apple cider

Instructions
 

Apple Cider Donut Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a large 10 cup bundt pan with baking non-stick spray. Spray very very well to prevent the cake from sticking.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
    2 ¾ cups All-purpose flour, 3 teaspoon Ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg, 1 ¼ tablespoon Baking powder, 1 teaspoon Salt
  • In a separate bowl, mix the oil, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, eggs, apple sauce, and apple cider.
    1 cup Oil, 1 ¼ cups Brown sugar, ½ cup White granulated sugar, ¾ cup Apple sauce, 2 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract, 3 Large eggs, 1 cup Apple cider
  • Add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Pour into bundt pan.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes. Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, transfer to a cooling rack. It should come out clean. Let it cool completely before decorating.

Apple Cider Browned Butter

  • In a frying pan on medium, heat the butter until it melts. Keep whisking. It should become bubbly and then foamy. Next, the milk deposits will separate and the butter will start to brown. Once it starts to brown, take off the heat.
    2 tablespoon Butter
  • Mix in the apple cider and set aside.
    1 tablespoon Apple cider

Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • In a small bowl, mix together sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
    ⅔ cup White granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon Ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon Ground nutmeg, Pinch Of salt
  • Place the bundt cake on a cooling rack with a cookie sheet underneath it to catch the mess. Coat the cooled bundt cake with the brown butter by using a pastry brush. Coat it completely. Then, immediately coat the cake with cinnamon sugar. Use half of the sugar. Then, let it dry for 5 minutes. Coat again in cinnamon sugar.

Apple Cider Glaze

  • Right before serving, mix the sifted powdered sugar and 2 tablespoon of apple cider with a whisk. It should be a light and pourable consistency but not too thin. Slowly add in 1 teaspoon at a time until you reach the best consistency.
    1 cup Powdered sugar, 2-2 ½ tablespoon Apple cider
  • Pour glaze all over the cake. Keep cake at room temperature or chilled in fridge. Let cake get to room temperature before serving.

Notes

Flour- Make sure flour is spooned and leveled or use a scale. Compacted flour can cause a dry cake.
High altitude baking- Add 3 extra tablespoon of flour
Cake- Make sure eggs and apple cider are room temperature before baking.

Nutrition

Calories: 354kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 2gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 264mgPotassium: 78mgFiber: 1gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apple, apple cider, apple cider cake, apple cider donut, apple cider glaze, best, brown butter, bundt cake, moist
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