Friday, November 20, 2015

Apple Cider Doughnut Cake {perfect for Thanksgiving!}

I really wanted to re-share this recipe post from last year because it's one of my favorites and this cake will be gracing our Thanksgiving table again this year. In the afternoon, after the big lunch when you're not really hungry but would love just a little sweetness with a cup of coffee, this is your cake friend! Hope it land's on your table this year!

I LOVE this recipe for Thanksgiving because it can be made a couple of days ahead and kept in the fridge and we all love goodies that can be made ahead of time for Thanksgiving, right?? It's also a good traveler if you find yourself over the river and through the woods to grandma's house for Thanksgiving! I love that too! 

So here's what you'll need:

For Cake:

1 1/2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 T. butter softened
1 egg
1/2 cup of buttermilk
2 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

For topping:

2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
3 T. butter melted

Instructions for cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Warm apple cider on stove-top
  3. Cream together the 4 T. butter, sugar, and brown sugar
  4. Add egg and buttermilk to creamed mixture
  5. In a separate bowl combine the flour, soda, powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  6. Add the flour and cider alternately to the creamed mixture
  7. Place batter in well greased bundt pan and bake for 35-40 minutes
  8. Cool in pan for 25 minutes then turn out onto serving plate and prepare cake topping.
To prepare topping:

Combine 2 tsp. of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of sugar. Melt 3 T. butter and brush onto top of cake using pastry brush. Once cake is well coated, sprinkle sugar/cinnamon mixture onto cake.



  1. Such a great cake! I made it twice last season.

    1. I haven't made it since last fall, and I can't wait to make it again! So Yummy!

  2. YOU have NO idea! You just put the finishing touch on my Thanksgiving meal-something besides pies to serve! My granddaughter has a birthday and does NOT like CUPCAKES nor does she want an "ICINGED BD CAKE". This will be perfect. Thanks so much! xo Diana

  3. Diana, y'all will not be disappointed! Happy Thanksgiving dear one!

  4. Thanks for sharing the recipe..Sounds delicious..I am going to try it. Hope you and family have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.


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