Apple cider doughnut cake is a fluffy cake packed full of apple cider flavor then topped with cinnamon sugar to make a really delicious treat!
Course Baking, Breakfast, Dessert, Desserts
Keyword apple, apple cake, applesauce cake, cake
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Cooling Time 15minutes
Author Kristy Richardson
1box yellow cake mix
Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
For The Cake
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use a baking release spray or grease and flour a bundt pan.
In a large mixing bowl or with an electric mixer combine cake mix, apple cider, apple sauce, eggs, and melted butter.
Add brown sugar and vanilla and mix well. Pour cake batter into a greased bundt pan.
Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (mine was done at 45 minutes).
Remove from the oven and let cool on a cooling rack for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, turn the bundt pan over onto a cooling rack or parchment paper. Allow the cake to cool completly before adding toppings.
For The Cinnamon Sugar Topping
Mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
Brush butter over cake. Work quickly to sprinkle cinnamon and sugar topping on top and the sides of cake using your hands. Serve and enjoy!
This recipe works with a 10 cup or 12 cup bundt pan. If you use a 12 cup bundt pan the cake may look a little smaller in the pan when you pour in the batter. Don't worry, the cake will still look amazing and taste delicious. The cake won't look small when you remove it from the pan.
I used a Betty Crocker cake mix, but any 15.25 ounce yellow cake mix will work. I have not tried this recipe with a white cake mix. Let us know if you try it!
I used my hands to stick the cinnamon and sugar mixture to the sides of the cake. Don't be afraid to get in there!