Yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Cake – you will use JUST the dry mix)
¾ cup apple cider
¼ cup water
½ cup apple sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
⅛ cup cinnamon
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup melted butter
Optional Apple Cider Glaze Dip
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup apple cider
Cake Mix: Any type of yellow cake mix will work for this cake. You could also use a white cake mix or a pumpkin spice cake mix. You could also use a homemade yellow or white cake if you have a recipe that you love.
Toppings: I like to serve this cake with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped topping. It’s the perfect final touch. Then, as a garnish, I like to sprinkle a little extra cinnamon on top or drizzle the cake with warm caramel. It’s so yummy! But of course, you have to serve it with a cold glass of fresh apple cider!
HOW TO MAKE APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUT CAKE
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the dry cake mix, apple cider, apple sauce, water, and eggs.
Add in the brown sugar and vanilla to the cake mix batter.
Pour the mixture into a well-greased bundt pan.
Place bundt pan on center rack and bake for 45 minutes. Test with a toothpick by sticking into the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean it is ready. Remove from heat and allow to cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes.
HOW TO MAKE APPLE CIDER GLAZE TOPPING (FOR DIPPING)
While the cake is cooking, prepare the apple cider glaze by adding powdered sugar and the 1/4 cup apple cider to a small bowl and whisking them together until you reach your desired consistency.
In a separate bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar.
Once the cake has cooled, brush the entire surface of the cake with melted butter. Rub the cinnamon sugar mixture until the whole cake is evenly coated.
Serve the cake with the apple cider glaze dipping sauce and enjoy!
Not everyone feels the need for the apple cider glaze dip – feel free to omit if it’s not your thing.