It’s that time of month for me to share a bundt cake with you alongside #BundtBakers. #BundtBakers is a group of bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme or ingredient. This month Laura of Baking in Pyjamas chose Beverages to be our inspiration in baking.
I wracked my brain for this one. I’ve already shared a mimosa bundt and one with Khalua. I wasn’t even convinced I’d fit “bake a bundt” into my busy last-month-before-baby schedule but when I spontaneously purchased Apple Cider a light bulb went off.
This pound cake tastes like Fall. My husband said it reminded him of banana bread and I found the seasonal spices to hint towards a pumpkin treat. It’s a dense cake that lends itself nicely to being thinly sliced, toasted, and topped with apple butter.
I didn’t make a glaze for my cake because I didn’t want it to be too sweet, but if you think it to be “naked” a simple confectioners sugar & milk mixture would be great – especially if you throw some cinnamon and nutmeg in with it – or confections sugar & apple cider. Maybe even some real maple syrup (especially if you toast a slice!) or caramel.
Apple Cider Pound Cake
- 3 C apple cider
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 sticks butter, softened
- 2 C sugar
- 6 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 C flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp salt
- In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring apple cider and maple syrup to a boil. Boil, stirring occasionally, 30-40 minutes, or until reduced to 1 C. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a bundt pan.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla, mixing until combined.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and spices. Add half of the dry ingredients to the stand mixer and mix until incorporated. Add the apple cider and mix until combined. Add the remaining dry ingredients until incorporated.
- Pour batter into prepared bundt pan. Bake 1:15-1:30, or until a cake tester inserted comes out cleanly. Allow cake to cool in the pan before turning out onto a cooling rack.
*This recipe is adapted from Mary at http://oneperfectbite.blogspot.com/2010/10/apple-cider-quatre-quarts-cake.html*
And don’t forget to take a peek at what other talented bakers have baked this month:
Apple Cider Bundt Cake from That’s My Home
Apple Cider Bundt Cake w/ Caramelized Apples from The Freshman Cook
Apple Cider Bundt Cake from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Apple Cider Pound Cake from Sew You Think You Can Cook
Apple Juice Spice Bundt with Caramel Apple Glaze from Our Good Life
Apple Spice Latte Bundt from Living the Gourmet
Black Forest Hot Chocolate Bundt from Baking in Pyjamas
Cava Bundt Cake from La mejor manera de hacer…
Chai Bundt Cake from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Chocolate Chai Bundt Cake from Basic n Delicious
Chocolate Expresso Bundt Cake from En la cocina de Caro
Dark ‘n Stormy Bundt Cake from Eat, Drink, and Be Mighty
Earl Grey Bundt Cake with Milk and Honey Glaze from Brooklyn Homemaker
Margarita Bundt Cake with Candied Limes from How to Philosophize with Cake
Mexican Hot Chocolate Rose Cake from Faith, Hope, Love & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Milo and Condensed Milk Bundt Cake from Passion Kneaded
Mojito Bundt Cake from Baking Yummies
Orange Juice Pine Nut Bundt Cake from A Kingdom for a Cake
Pacharán & Apple Bundlettes from I love Bundt Cakes
Pumpkin Coffee Bundt Cake from Los Chatos Chefs
Pumpkin Spice Latte Bundt Cake from Liv for Cake
Red Wine Chocolate Bundt Cake from Brunch with Joy
Root Beer Float Bundt from Food Lust People Love
Tiramisu Bundt Cake from Patty’s Cake
Vanilla Chai Honey Latte Bundt from Tartacadabra
White Chocolate and Espresso Bundt Cake with Coffee Glaze from Taking On Magazines
White Russian Mini Bundt Cakes from Magnolia Days