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Apple Cider Pound Cake

This Apple Cider Pound Cake is fluffy, moist, and tastes like fall! The apple cider and spices add great flavor, and the cinnamon sugar gives a crunch. It's like an apple cider doughnut in cake form!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 276kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $8

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup apple cider

For the glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider

For the topping:

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of a 9x5" loaf pan with parchment paper, then spray it with nonstick cooking spray (the kind with flour) or grease and flour it.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, salt , cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Stir melted butter, sugar, and sour cream or Greek yogurt in a large bowl. Stir in eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Add apple cider and dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 34-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. (Mine took 39 minutes.)
  • While the cake is baking, make the glaze. Heat the sugar and apple cider in a small saucepan over medium heat until it boils. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
  • Stir together topping ingredients, sugar and cinnamon, in a small bowl.
  • Cool pound cake for 15 minutes in the pan. Use a knife to loosen around the edges, then carefully remove the cake and place it on a cooling rack set over a cookie sheet. Use a pastry brush to brush the apple cider glaze over the top of the cake. Immediately sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Let cool before eating.
  • Store loosely covered at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. I like to slice and freeze the slices in sandwich bags.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 344IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg