Fall and hot apple cider go together like chocolate and peanut butter, so how about hot apple cider cake! Yes please.
I went to go visit my sister in law this past weekend in Charlottesville and brought her and her husband some of this cake. My father in law snuck a piece before we got there and happily proclaimed “It’s so appley!” I doctored a spice cake mix with my homemade chunky applesauce and cinnamon apple butter in place of oil.
My whole apartment smelled heavenly while this baked :-). Right after you pull the cake out of the oven, you pour a glaze of apple cider and brown sugar on top. This makes it so moist, I almost want to call this a spoon cake!
Moist, delicious, and oh so appley.
What else is there to say? You’ve got to try it!
Apple Cider Cake
- 1 box spice cake mix
- 3 eggs
- 1 3/4 cup chunky applesauce
- 1/2 cup apple butter
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1 tbl brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a 9×13 pan and lightly flour the bottom. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, applesauce and apple butter and beat on medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour batter into the greased pan and bake for 32-35 minutes. Remove from oven and evenly pour the hot apple cider glaze over the cake.
For the glaze: While the cake bakes, mix the apple cider and brown sugar in a small saucepan and stir until sugar is dissolved. Heat through and keep warm until ready to use.
Question of the Day: Do you have a favorite way to doctor cake mix?