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Apple Cider Cake

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Apple Cider Cake

As soon as we reach late November my husband mostly has a one track mind on the weekends.

Apple Cider Cake

It’s probably not what you think.

It’s Apple cider. Preferably with mulling spice.

Apple Cider Cake

He really loves the stuff. I on the other hand never liked anything like that my whole life, and then when I was pregnant with Coco I had the weirdest cravings. All I wanted was this particular apple cider they sold at our local grocery store.

(this is the cider I am obsessed with- but I also love Trader Joes Spiced Pear Cider)
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I wanted it ICE COLD and all the time. I mean I would guzzle it like nobodies business. Couldn’t get enough. Hormones are weird.

Apple Cider Cake

So before Thanksgiving weekend I went and bought a bunch of it because it was on display and I am a mass consumer/sucker for a display. I made it hot with mulling spice for Pete all weekend and cold for me. Oh, and then I decided to bake it into a cake. Plus I threw in some thinly sliced apples and pseudo caramel. Good. Really, really good. It is helping me with the fact that I have managed to drag out the mess of Thanksgiving for like 4 days. I mean, I am still putting away dishes and doing laundary. I guess it was the 8 consecutive hours I logged on the couch on Saturday. Oh well, bite of cake/ fold a napkin. Bite of cake/ fold a napkin…

(check out the paper thing apple slices- they look like stained glass)
Apple Cider Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9” round cake pan with a round of parchment paper in the bottom and some cooking spray.

In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the stick of butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, and combine well. Add the cider and buttermilk, and mix until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix until it is a smooth batter.

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Melt the butter in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and add the brown sugar and cinnamon as well as the apple slices. Toss everything together. Carefully lay the apple slices in concentric circles in the bottom of the prepared pan. Add the extra sugary stuff to the pan.

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Pour the batter in the prepared cake pan on top of the apples slices.

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Bake the cake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, or until just done.

Apple Cider Cake

Let cool before turning out onto a platter. Slice and serve warm or at room temperature

Apple Cider Cake

Recipe: Apple Cider Cake

Ingredients

  • -1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • -1 cup sugar
  • -2 eggs
  • -1 1/3 cup Cake flour
  • -1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • -1/2 tsp salt
  • -1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • -1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • -1/4 cup cider
  • -1/4 cup buttermilk
  • -1 apple, peeled, cored and very thinly sliced
  • -2 tablespoons butter
  • -1/3 cup brown sugar
  • -1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9” round cake pan with a round of parchment paper in the bottom and some cooking spray.
  2. 2. In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the stick of butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. 3. Add the eggs one at a time, and combine well. Add the cider and buttermilk, and mix until combined.
  4. 4. In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix until it is a smooth batter.
  5. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and add the brown sugar and cinnamon as well as the apple slices. Toss everything together.
  6. Carefully lay the apple slices in concentric circles in the bottom of the prepared pan. Add the extra sugary stuff to the pan.
  7. 6. Pour the batter in the prepared cake pan on top of the apples slices and bake the cake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, or until just done.
  8. 7. Let cool before turning out onto a platter and dusting with powdered sugar. Slice and serve warm or at room temperature.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

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12 Comments

  1. Joanna says:

    Hi Heather
    This cake looks super yummy, but I just wanted to let you know that I tried your pumpkin pie from last week or two with the graham cracker crust, and it was AMAZING! I don’t love pumpkin pie with a regular crust, and the graham cracker crust just made it perfect. Plus, I think the brown sugar made a huge difference. It was the best pumpkin pie I have ever had! Thanks so much!!

    • Thanks Joanna! That pie is pretty good as far as pumpkin pies go- so glad that you liked it!

  2. Kimberly H says:

    The cake looks delicious! The cider you like is from my great-aunt’s cider mill. How cool! :)

    • Kimberly- that is so awesome! Please pass the compliment on to her- it really is the best apple cider!

  3. It looks amazing! I was hoping to have something new on my Christmas table…think’n this might be it. I am also interested in Joanna’s comment – I’ll be looking up that pumpkin pie!!

    • Thanks Barabara! The Pumpkin Vanilla Cream Pie is pretty dang good too- probably my favorite :)

  4. susan says:

    I love the look of this cake. And I love the apple cider tip. I am making my sangria for a cooking class next week and this cider would make it all that much better!

  5. marla says:

    Looks like a great cake!!

  6. Okay, I want this with some tea!

  7. K says:

    I just saw a recipe for Apple Cider soft cookies with melted salted caramel in the middle … oozing out!

    • That sounds incredible! I will have to scope interest or google for those!

  8. yes, yes, yes to all of this, heather! it really sounds delicious!