Apple Cider Donut Cake

Sweet & Simple

Enjoy the best of Fall baking with extra delicious cake.

This Apple Cider Donut Cake is moist, tender, and full of apple flavor! Filled with homemade apple butter and topped with a cinnamon sugar, this cake is the perfect Fall bake.

Bake Time 70 mins

Serves 12


Fresh Apple Granulated Sugar Brown Sugar Apple Pie Spice Apple Cider Boiled Cider Lemon Juice All-Purpose Flour Ground Cinnamon Baking Powder Salt Unsalted Butter Large Eggs Vanilla Extract


Combine all ingredients for apple butter in instant pot. Pressure cook on high for 10 minutes. Release pressure.


Transfer apple mixture to blender. Purée. Return to instant pot. Cook on low sauté for 45 minutes.


In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.


Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.


Add flour mixture alternately with apple cider, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla.


Spoon half of batter into prepared pan. Gently spoon and spread 1 cup apple butter on top of batter. Top with remaining batter.


Bake for 65-70 minutes, or until done. Allow to cool in pan.


Whisk together sugar and cinnamon. Brush entire cake with apple cider. Coat with cinnamon sugar.

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