Apple Cider Donut Cake

Had this recipe saved for months! Yes this is a fall dessert but why not use it for spring! Apple Cider Donut Cake! Say Wha? Yep! One big apple cider DONUT!

DSC_7013

Apple Cider Donut Cake

  • Servings: 15 -18 slices
  • Difficulty: easy

found this recipe on:  leaandjay

They slightly adapted it from:  Two In the Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (you can substitute vegetable oil – but coconut tastes better!)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla paste  ( I used pure vanilla extract but the sites say to get some paste, you won’t regret it!)

For the Cider Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/8 – 1/4 cup hard cider ( I used angry orchard

For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350ºF butter and flour a regular sized bunt pan.

apple cider, cider, angry orchard, best fall desserts, apple desserts, coconut oil, cider beers, fall desserts, baking, foodies, best foods, apple cider donuts, she bakes, martha stewart recipes, best recipes

In a medium saucepan, bring chopped apples and cider to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until apples are tender. About 10 to 12 minutes. Remove pan from heat, cool for a few minutes, then pulse in a food processor or blender until pureed. Measure out 1 cup apple mixture and stir the milk into it. You will have some left over many use as a snack, over yogurt, or oatmeal 🙂

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon and set aside.

apple cider, cider, angry orchard, best fall desserts, apple desserts, coconut oil, cider beers, fall desserts, baking, foodies, best foods, apple cider donuts, she bakes, martha stewart recipes, best recipes

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until incorporated. Add the oil and mix well. I used this coconut oil measured it out and heated in over on 350 to liquify.

(Good tip from the cooking link)

CAUTION: If you are planning on using coconut oil, make sure  eggs are at room temperature or slightly warmer if your house is chilly. If the eggs are cold and you add coconut oil to the mixture, the coconut oil will solidify and you will end up with a clumpy mess!

apple cider, cider, angry orchard, best fall desserts, apple desserts, coconut oil, cider beers, fall desserts, baking, foodies, best foods, apple cider donuts, she bakes, martha stewart recipes, best recipes

Add the flour mixture and apple/milk mixture alternatively in three additions, scraping the bowl as needed and mixing after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat once more, just to combine.

Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place the cake in its pan on a cooling rack for ten minutes before removing the cake itself to a cooling rack for at least 30 minutes.

apple cider, cider, angry orchard, best fall desserts, apple desserts, coconut oil, cider beers, fall desserts, baking, foodies, best foods, apple cider donuts, she bakes, martha stewart recipes, best recipes, bunt pan

While cake is baking, prepare Cider Glaze. Melt butter, sugar and water over medium high heat. Bring mixture to a boil and let boil for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately add the cider, stirring to combine.

DSC_6971

Place baking sheet under wire rack + as cake is cooling  use a pastry brush or marinate brush, cover cake with glaze. We went over the cake 3 times, letting one application of glaze sink in and then going back over the cake with another.

2018-04-05_0001

Prepare the Cinnamon Sugar Coating. Combine sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl. Sprinkle the warm, glazed cake with cinnamon sugar, using fingers to rub it onto the sides of the cake. From the advice of the other sites I actually added the mix to an empty spice bottle and shook over cake along with using fingers to press to the sides. I will be making this again for sure! Enjoy!

DSC_7027

 

 

 

#weareladypreneur

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s