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Apple Cider Pound Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

Apple cider is the perfect fall scent. Pick your own apples or go to the store, I won't tell.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword autumn recipes, easy cake recipes, holiday recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 437kcal


For the cake:

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of salt


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a bundt pan.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  • Combine the cider and vanilla.
  • Add dry ingredients alternately with the cider and mix until well blended.
  • Pour into the greased bundt pan and bake for 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 20 minutes in the pan before removing to a cake stand or plate. Cool completely before icing.

To make the glaze:

  • Bring the cider to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in the butter, cinnamon, salt, and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar until well combined. Add remaining powdered sugar to thicken the glaze, if desired.


Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 98mg | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.5mg