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Apple Cider Pound Cake

Fall in New England is so beautiful, and the apples here are the best! This apple cider cake is a family favorite and I like to serve it with hot cocoa.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min.
  • Makes
    12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir together all dry ingredients; set aside. Combine cider and vanilla. Add dry ingredients alternately with cider mixture to batter. Mix until well blended. Spoon into a greased 10-in. angel food cake pan or fluted tube pan.
  • Bake at 325° for 1 hour 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile, combine icing ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. While cake is warm, drizzle half of icing over cake. Serve remaining icing over individual cake servings if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 469 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • CookingGalFriday
    Oct 29, 2015

    I love this cake! I had bought a new bundt pan was eager try it out when I found this recipe. Very good and buttery and the cider and spices really brings fall to mind. The only thing I changed after reading reviews, I wanted to continue the apple cider flavor and made an apple cider glaze in place of the icing recipe submitted. Thumbs up for the cake.

  • jpruittcdp
    Dec 30, 2014

    This cake was delicious! Followed the recipe and got rave reviews from everyone. Cooking time for me had to be longer than recipe called for though.

  • EAW9414
    Nov 7, 2014

    I MADE THIS POUND CAKE TODAY THIS IS FABULIOUS I PUT EXTRA ICING ON ITAFTER I REMOVED IT FROM THE PAN AND IT GAVE IT MORE FLAVOR AND AFTERI CUT I DRIZZLED IT OVER THE CAKE IT WOULD EVEN BE BETTER WITH A LITTLEFRESH CUT APPLES MIXED IN WITH THE BATTER BEFORE PUTTING IT IN THEPAN THIS RECPIE IS A WINNER ALLBE TELLING MY FRIENDS AND FAMILYTHAT THIS IS A 5 STAR RATING THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THI RECPIEEASWANN NOVELY OH

  • healthgirl
    Oct 20, 2010

    Words cannot describe how good this cake was although I did drop the sugar in the cake from 3 cups to 2 cups. Three just sounded really excessive and two cups still left it plenty sweet. Everyone in the house loved this (no small task!).

  • annejustice
    Oct 15, 2009

    Very moist...definitely a keeper!