Apple Cider Cake Recipe

Apple cider cake makes for a delicious, cozy treat during the fall and winter months. This moist, warmly-spiced recipe is easy to prepare and is quite the crowd-pleaser for guests. Plus, the fact that it contains fruit makes it fully acceptable for breakfast or snack, right? Whip up a glaze or cream cheese frosting to top this magnificent dessert, and enjoy!

Apple Cider Cake Recipe (Image: Julia Mueller)

Things You'll Need

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 cup cane sugar

  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1/3 cup canola oil

  • 1/4 cup unfiltered apple cider

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped (about 2 cups)

  • Powder sugar glaze or cream cheese frosting for frosting the cake

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 300° F. Lightly spray a bundt cake pan with cooking oil, then sprinkle it with flour. You can also use a 13" x 9" cake pan if you don't own a bundt cake pan.

Oil and flour a bundt pan (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 2

Add the eggs, sugar, pure maple syrup, canola oil and apple cider to a stand mixer or a mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed until combined.

Mix the wet ingredients with the sugar (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 3

In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves and sea salt. Stir together well until combined.

Stir together the dry ingredients (Image: Julia Mueller)

Add the chopped apple to the bowl of dry ingredients and stir well.

Add chopped apple to flour mixture (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 4

Add the flour/apple mixture to the mixing bowl with the wet egg mixture.

Pour flour mixture into mixing bowl with wet mixture (Image: Julia Mueller)

Beat on medium speed until combined.

Beat until combined (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 5

Pour the cake batter into the prepared bundt cake pan.

Pour cake batter into bundt cake pan (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 6

Place cake pan on the center rack of the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour, or until cake tests clean when poked with a toothpick.

Bake the cake for 1 hour at 300 degrees F (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 7

Allow the cake to cool for at least 30 minutes. Run a butter knife between the cake pan and the cake to help loosen it. Turn cake out onto a plate, cake stand or a cutting board.

Allow cake to cool (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 8

Once the cake is completely cool, frost it with your favorite frosting. A powdered sugar glaze or cream cheese frosting works great.

Drizzle cake with frosting (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 9

Cut the cake into generous slices and serve!

Cut and serve (Image: Julia Mueller)
Cut generous slices (Image: Julia Mueller)