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Apple Cider Donut Cake

This Apple Cider Donut Cake has everything you love about the classic fall treat in the form of a cinnamon sugar coated cake! It’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser full of cozy spices and apple cider flavor.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider donut cake, apple dessert, donut cake, fall dessert
Calories: 2921kcal


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ½ cup applesauce room temperature
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cinnamon-Sugar Coating

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and flour a bundt pan. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, add the cake mix, cider, applesauce, and eggs and beat to thoroughly combine. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, brown sugar, and vanilla and mix until combined. Scrape the bowl, mix for one more minute, and pour into the prepared Bundt pan.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for an hour before removing it to a wire rack.
  • When the cake is cool completely, melt the butter and brush over the entire cake. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and stir to combine. Sprinkle the sugar mix over the entire cake.


Calories: 2921kcal | Carbohydrates: 533g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 74g | Saturated Fat: 42g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 613mg | Sodium: 6300mg | Potassium: 812mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 321g | Vitamin A: 2183IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 1261mg | Iron: 14mg