Thursday, October 15, 2015

Apple Cider Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

This month's Bundt Bakers is being hosted by Laura of Baking in Pyjamas.  Don't you just love that name...I would steal it except I would have to say Baking in a Moomoo....nope, doesn't have quite the same ring.

Laura chose beverages for the theme this month.  We were instructed to make a Bundt based on our favorite beverage.  For some reason a Cabernet Sauvignon cake did not appeal to my husband, mostly because I thought I would put some blue cheese in it.  Yep, Frank nixed that idea right away.  So back to the drawing board.  I sat down with a glass of cider from our trip to the apple orchard last week and.....Hey, apple cider......I love apple cider in the Fall.  My choice was made.

I mixed up my batter, took a taste and did a fist pump!!  I was very pleased with the batter, now if it just baked up as good as I was hoping I would be all set.

It came out looking gorgeous.  A beautiful golden cake with bits of apples peeking through.  And the smell.....oh my goodness....if there is anything better than the smell of apples and cinnamon I just don't know what it is!

So far so good, now to let it cool for a bit and then hold my breath while I turn it out onto the cooling rack to finish cooling completely before the glaze.

It looks delicious.  It smells delicious.  Now we just have to wait and see how it tastes............

Moist, tender and delicious with the bright taste of apples throughout.  This cake is destined to become a new Fall Favorite.

Apple Cider Bundt Cake

2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. ground cinnamon
1 c. apple cider
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 t. vanilla
2 eggs
2 apples, peeled and diced


2 T. butter, melted
1 c. powdered sugar
1/8 t. cinnamon
1 T. apple cider

Place dry ingredients into the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Turn speed to the lowest setting to combine.  Add the apple cider at low speed until all ingredients are moistened.  Add the butter and vanilla and beat on med high speed for a couple of minutes.  Add the eggs and continue to beat for a couple minutes longer.  Fold in the apples.  Pour into a Bundt pan that has been liberally coated with baking spray.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 40-45 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the center removes cleanly.  Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning onto a cooling rack and allowing to cool completely.

Mix together the butter, powdered sugar, cinnamon and apple cider in a small bowl until smooth.  Drizzle glaze over cooled cake.  Print Recipe

Here's what the others like to drink, um, I mean eat


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  1. The cake has risen quite well! I can see why it would become your favorite fall recipe.

  2. No, there is definitely no better combination than the cinnamon-apple one! I never tried it with cider though, looks mazing. P.S - it feels good to be back to these pages

    1. Glad you are back Jelena. This was the first time tried it with cider as well. I was very pleased with the results.

  3. I was right with you for the Cabernet cake until you mentioned the blue cheese. :) I love wine cakes though and would have considered that if I'd thought of it. You did, however, make an awesome choice, especially now as the leaves are changing. It looks fantastic.

    1. Thanks, I still have the cab cake on the back burner. It may still be made before the holidays are over.

  4. Love the glaze you made for your Apple Cider cake!

  5. Hahahaha! I would TOTALLY read a blog called baking in a moomoo!!! I cracked up thinking about a blue cheese cabernet cake too! I had a similar thought about a whiskey cake but decided I'd rather just drink the whiskey and use the butter and flour for something else!
    Well done, this cake looks absolutely delicious. You can see just how moist and tender it is from the photos

    1. Thanks, I'm so glad somebody appreciates my humor. All I get around here are eye rolls LOL. I am enjoying a glass of wine as I read through these posts. I hope you are enjoy a whiskey while you finish up. Cheers

  6. Looks like a scrumptious Bundt!!!

  7. There is truly nothing better than the smell of apples and cinnamon, I agree! Your Bundt looks delicious.

  8. Hi Wendy, looks so good your Bundt cake! Absolutely one of my favourite combos apples and cinnamon! Never made a cake before with apple cider but since this is your new Fall favourite I am certainly going to try it!! See you again next month! XX

    1. Thanks Lara, please let me know if you are as pleased with the results as I was.

  9. This Bundt cake looks amazing. And it looks so moist and delicious.

    1. It really was Paula. I wasn't sure about substituting the cider for the milk but it was perfect.

  10. I just love chunky apple cakes and this is a wonderful example of that. Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

  11. What a lovely autumn bundt. Simple but oh so delicious...perfect!


  12. I have never thought about baking a bundt with cavernet and cheese, but maybe I have to thank your husband for this gorgeous apple cider bundt. It looks fantastic!!! I love it!!! XOXO


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