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an apple cider bundt cake on a round wire cooling rack

Apple Cider Cake

  • Author: Jenna Barnard
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 bundt cake 1x


This apple cider bundt cake is super moist, coated in cinnamon sugar, and topped in an apple cider glaze. It’s so easy to make but looks amazing! 



Apple Cider Cake

  • 3 cups Bob’s Red Mill Organic All Purpose Flour (see notes for GF version)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 cup oil (any mild flavored oil like vegetable or canola)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp apple cider
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon

Apple Cider Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 34 tsp apple cider


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and coat the inside of a 10-cup bundt pan with nonstick spray. See notes in the post above about using different pans and methods to prevent your cake from sticking.
  2. Grab two bowls, one large and one medium.
  3. In the large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients (flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt).
  4. In the medium bowl whisk together all of the wet ingredients (apple cider, apple sauce, oil, eggs, and vanilla).
  5. Pour the wet into the dry and use a rubber spatula to combine. You may be left with a few small lumps in the batter but that’s totally fine. Just get it as smooth as you can without over mixing it.
  6. Pour the batter into your prepped bundt pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool for 15-20 minutes then turn it out onto a cooling rack.
  8. Once it’s completely cooled (about 30 minutes), prep the coating.
  9. Mix together the melted butter and apple cider in a small cup or bowl. Do the same for the cinnamon and sugar in another bowl.
  10. Brush the butter and apple cider mixture over the entire cake with a pastry brush, using up every last drop.
  11. Quickly switch to the cinnamon sugar and press it into every inch of the cake.
  12. Drizzle on the apple cider glaze before serving. Mix the two ingredients together, adding one tsp of apple cider at a time until you reach the perfect consistency. It should be pourable but not too thin.
  13. Enjoy!


  1. To make this gluten free: Swap the 3 cups of flour for 2 3/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free All Purpose Flour + 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Super Fine Almond Flour. The rest of the recipe remains the same, but bake the cake for an extra 5 minutes
  2. To make this dairy free: Swap the butter for plant-based butter

Keywords: apple cider cake, apple cider bundt cake, apple cider donut cake, apple cake, bundt cake

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