Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Apple Cider Doughnut Cake Recipe

Apple Cider Doughnut Cake - our favorite Fall dessert! SO easy to make. NO mixer required! Simply whisk together the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients and bake. All-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder, apple cider, applesauce, eggs, olive oil, vanilla, and turbinado sugar. Coat the cake with cinnamon and sugar. Can freeze leftovers for a quick dessert later. 
sliced bundt cake on a platter

The BEST Apple Cider Doughnut Cake Recipe

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the start of cooler weather, watching the leaves change, and sipping on apple cider. This Apple Cider Doughnut Cake is one of my favorite ways to use up all that yummy apple cider. The cake is packed full of great flavor and that cinnamon-sugar coating really puts this cake on a whole new level. This cake personifies Fall!

sliced bundt cake on a platter

How to Make Apple Cider Doughnut Cake with Applesauce

This Apple Cider Doughnut Cake is really easy to make from scratch. You don't even need a mixer! You can do it all by hand if you wish. Now, I did throw everything in my KitchenAid mixer but it isn't necessary.

There is no butter in the cake batter. The batter uses olive oil. I know it sounds strange, but it works. Another different ingredient in this cake is turbinado sugar or raw sugar. I bought my turbinado sugar at Walmart.

To make the cake, whisk together all the dry ingredients - all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients and sugar - apple cider, applesauce, eggs, olive oil, vanilla, and turbinado sugar. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until combined. Pour the batter into a greased and floured Bundt pan and bake.

Once the cake has cooled off slightly, brush the cake with melted butter and coat it with cinnamon and sugar. It gets a little messy, but it is worth the extra effort to get the whole cake coated.

drizzling caramel on top of ice cream on cake

Can Apple Cider Doughnut Cake be Frozen?

I love to freeze leftover cakes. I will usually slice the cake into slices, wrap them in plastic wrap, and put the slices in a freezer bag. I love being able to pull out a slice of cake for a little afternoon pick me up. You can also freeze the whole cake. Follow the same process as freezing slices - wrap and put in a freezer bag. Let the cake thaw on the counter for an hour or so before slicing.

We loved this Apple Cider Doughnut Cake. It tastes like fall. We love to serve the cake slightly warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. It is also great with whipped cream! This cake is perfect for all your Fall parties! Everyone LOVES this easy cake!







sliced cake on a platter
collage of 2 photos of sliced bundt cake
sliced bundt cake on a platter
drizzling caramel over cake and ice cream
sliced bundt cake on a platter



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Dessert
American
Yield: approximately serves 10 to 12

Apple Cider Doughnut Cake Recipe

prep time: 15 minscook time: 50 mins total time: 1 hour 5 mins
Apple Cider Doughnut Cake - our favorite Fall dessert! SO easy to make. NO mixer required! Simply whisk together the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients and bake. All-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder, apple cider, applesauce, eggs, olive oil, vanilla, and turbinado sugar. Coat the cake with cinnamon and sugar. Can freeze leftovers for a quick dessert later. #cake #dounut #doughnut #dessert #doughnutcake

ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp  cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1-3/4 cups turbinado sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar (white)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together turbinado sugar, apple cider, olive oil, applesauce, vanilla, and eggs. 
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk until well combined.
  5. Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan.
  6. Bake cake 45 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Let cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove cake from pan and place on a baking rack,
  8. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.
  9. Brush cake with melted butter and sprinkle liberally with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Use your hands to coat the side of the cake.
  10. Cool the cake completely and serve.

NOTES:

Cake will keep covered at room temperature for 2 to 3 days.


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14 comments

  1. What's the difference between the turbanido sugar, and just regular sugar?

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    1. Turbanido sugar is coarse and has molassss. It's more like a coarse brown sugar that isn't as processed.

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  2. Did you use sweetened or unsweetened applesauce?

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    1. I used sweetened applesauce. I used Mott's

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    2. I have the same question...sweetened or unsweetened

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  3. Is the whole wheat flour necessary? Or can I use all regular white flour?

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    1. I have only made this as written, so I can't say how it would turn out with all regular flour.

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  4. Hi! Is extra virgin olive oil ok or would that be too strong? Thanks

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  5. Can these be made into cupcakes

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  6. I used white flour and unsweetened applesauce... delish!

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  7. I made this over the weekend with all white flour. It's delicious. Served by itself it makes a good coffee cake. I brought half to work and it quickly disappeared, I would make this again.

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