by 247tasty

Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 45 mins | Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins | Servings: 12

I love cider doughnuts that is why when I found out about this recipe I claimed that I hit the jackpot! This simple and no fussy cake tastes exactly like cider doughnuts but in a cake form. I am pretty sure that you’ll dig this sugar-coated cake that has the same decadence of our favourite cider doughnut.


For the Cake:

8 tbs unsalted butter at room temperature
1 large Granny Smith apple about 8 ounces, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped
1 1/2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup milk at room temperature
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground mace
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3 eggs at room temperature
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla

For the Sugar Coating:

6 tbs sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt

How to make Apple Cider Donut Cake

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Place the oven rack to middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Using a non-stick spray, grease a bundt pan.

Step 3: Add the chopped apple and cider in a medium saucepan. Boil over medium-high heat. Adjust the heat to medium and let it simmer for about 10 to 12 minutes until most of the cider has reduced and the apples soft.

Step 4: Take the pan out of the heat and with the back of a spoon, mash the apples.

Step 5: Stir a cup of apple mixture in milk and set aside.

Step 6: Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and mace in a medium bowl. Whisk until combined and set aside.

Step 7: Place the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Beat for about 3 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, a piece at a time, beating well every after each addition. Drizzle with oil and beat for another minute until mixed.

Step 8: Adjust the speed of the mixer to low, then, add the flour mixture in three batches alternately with the apple mixture. With a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Beat on medium speed for another 20 seconds until just combined. Adding in the vanilla and beating continuously for 10 seconds more.

Step 9: Transfer the batter into the prepared pan. And place inside the preheated oven to bake for about 35 to 45 minutes. Rotate the cake halfway through baking.

Step 10: Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool on a cooling rack in the pan for at least 10 minutes. Then, invert the cake directly on a cooling rack.

To make the Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

Step 11: In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Step 12: While the cake is still warm, sprinkle over the cinnamon sugar. Rub the coating on the sides of the cake with your fingers.

Step 13: Completely cool the cake for about an hour.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving: 1g | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1.6mg

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