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Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

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Apple Cider Doughnut Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 12
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You know that moment when you want an apple cider doughnut but also want a cake? Yeah, same. That's where our Apple Cider Doughnut Cake comes in. The cake batter is infused with shredded apple and cider for a dessert you won't be able to stop thinking about. From celebrating fall to birthdays to just because, this Apple Cider Doughnut Cake made with yellow cake mix is a must! Apples from the farmers' market, the store or, even those you picked at the orchard yourself are perfect for our cider doughnut cake. It's also so cute; it's almost illegal not to post it on social media.
Updated Sep 21, 2021

Ingredients

Cake

Toppings

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, apple cider, 1/2 cup melted butter, the eggs, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and the nutmeg with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in apples. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Let stand 20 minutes; run metal spatula around outer and inside edges of pan to loosen cake. Remove from pan to cooling rack; place cooling rack over waxed paper.
  • 4
    Brush top and sides of cake with 3 tablespoons melted butter. In small bowl, mix sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon until blended. Press 2 tablespoons cinnamon mixture up side and top of cake with hand. Let stand 20 minutes. Repeat with remaining cinnamon mixture. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5
    Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    It is very important to use baking spray with flour for coating the pan. It will help with successful removal from the pan.
  • tip 2
    Granny Smith apples were used in this Apple Cider Doughnut Cake recipe—choose your favorite baking apple, such as Braeburn, Honeycrisp or McIntosh.

Nutrition

280 Calories, 14g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 37g Total Carbohydrate, 23g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
23g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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