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Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple-cider-doughnut-cake, apple-cider-doughnuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 332kcal


  • Cake:
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ¾ cup apple sauce
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup peeled and shredded Granny Smith apple
  • Coating:
  • 2-3 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour or spray a 12 cup bundt pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • To make the cake: In a medium size mixing bowl, use a whisk to sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, apple pie spice and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together cider and applesauce. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer on medium high speed cream together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
  • Lower the speed of the mixer and add dry ingredients alternately with the wet ingredients beginning and ending with flour. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl periodically. Once all is added beat for 20 seconds, or just until fully combined. Mix shredded apple in by hand.
  • Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the cake springs back when touched and a toothpick inserted into the center comes back clean. Cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 20 minutes.
  • To coat: Turn cake out onto a baking rack. Brush the cake on all sides with melted butter. Mix together sugar and cinnamon and press on all sides of cake. Repeat several times, pressing sugar on cake until all is used. The cake should be fully covered.
  • Cool to warm, then slice and serve. May serve with ice cream and a drizzle of caramel, if desired.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 459IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg