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apple cider doughnut poundcake

Apple Cider Doughnut Pound Cake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In large bowl, combine 2 cups sugar and butter; beat on medium speed 2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  2. In medium bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

  3. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, alternating with 1 cup apple cider, until all ingredients have been incorporated. Stir in vanilla.

  4. Spoon batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 55-65 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes in pan.

  5. While cake is cooling, combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/3 cup apple cider in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for 1-2 minutes, until mixture begins to boil and sugar dissolves; set aside.

  6. In small bowl, combine remaining 3 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

  7. Loosen edges of cake and invert cake onto cooling rack. Using a pastry brush, brush all over the outside of cake with cider mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve cake warm or cooled.