Perfect for fall this Apple Cider Donut Cake is soft on the inside and covered with cinnamon sugar. Perfect after apple picking or fall festivals.
Apple Cider Donut Cake
Ingredients for Apple Cider Donut Cake
2 sticks unsalted butter, melted + 2 TBSP butter, divided
3 cups flour
2-1/4 cups apple cider
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 TBSP vanilla extract
2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon, divided
Directions for Apple Cider Donut Cake
Preheat oven to 325 and spray bundt cake pan with non-stick spray.
In a large pot, heat the apple cider over medium heat- reduce the cider to about half (should look thick – approx. 15 minutes)
In a bowl mix applesauce, vanilla, eggs +egg yolk, 2 sticks melted butter until combined.
Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, 3/4 cup sugar and 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon until combined.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 50 minutes.
Let cool completely.
Stir together 1/4 cup sugar and TBSP cinnamon. Melt remaining 2 TBSP of butter and brush on warm cake. Sprinkle with sugar mixture. Let cool completely before serving.
How to Bake in Batches to Make the Most of Your Baking Time
One way to handle your holiday baking is to bake in batches, then freeze and store for the big day. You can do this successfully over a couple of weeks with batch baking and batch preparing.
The biggest thing to remember is to only try a few different types of things in one day, or focus on just one type of baked good in one day. For example, you might want to bake all your quick breads in one day. Another day you can prepare all your cookie dough. Yet another time, you can bake all your fruit pies and so forth. This process makes the most of the time you have, the space you have, and your skill level.
Don’t try batch baking without a plan of action. Be sure to write down your plans in advance so that you are sure you have enough time to do everything that you’ve planned. To figure out a basic time line, add up the prep time, the baking time for each oven full, and then multiply that by 1.5 to account for a little extra issues happening. Then you should be sure that you have enough time.
Get Everything Ready to Go
Your kitchen should be spotless when you start, and ensure that you have all the ingredients and appliances necessary to make each item ready to go. If you know, for example, that today you’ll be using about 10 pounds of flour, consider using a large bowl to hold the flour so you can easily spoon the flour into the measuring cup, flatten off over the bowl, without having to get into the bag over and over which usually means spillage.
Clean as You Go
Fill your sink immediately with hot soapy water so you can clean as you go. You will want to wash your mixing dishes and other utensils during the baking process so that you can use them again. There’s no point in totally destroying your kitchen as you batch bake, and you don’t have to. Set out a draining board, fill the sink with hot soapy water, and wash as you go. There are many opportunities during baking to wash a couple of dishes, and this will make the clean-up faster, and the process more organized.
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted + 2 TBSP butter, divided
- 3 cups flour
- 2-1/4 cups apple cider
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 TBSP vanilla extract
- 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
- 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon, divided
- Preheat oven to 325 and spray bundt cake pan with non-stick spray.
- In a large pot, heat the apple cider over medium heat- reduce the cider to about half (should look thick - approx. 15 minutes)
- In a bowl mix applesauce, vanilla, eggs +egg yolk, 2 sticks melted butter until combined.
- Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, 3/4 cup sugar and 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon until combined.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 50 minutes.
- Let cool completely.
- Stir together 1/4 cup sugar and TBSP cinnamon. Melt remaining 2 TBSP of butter and brush on warm cake. Sprinkle with sugar mixture. Let cool completely before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 558mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 5g