Thursday, October 30, 2008

Apple Cider Cake

I cannot remember where I got this recipe, but for the last 4 years (or so) it has become mine. It is my sis's favorite cake and I'm obligated to make it at least once during the holiday season.

Which is okay with me cause it's G-O-O-D. And easy since it starts with a cake mix.

Let's start with the ingredients. As you can see I'm not brand specific.



Cake:
18.25 oz plain yellow cake mix
3.5 oz vanilla instant pudding (dry)
4 large eggs
1 cup apple cider
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves



Glaze:
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tbsp apple cider
1/2 tsp lemon zest

Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease & flour bundt pan. Place cake mix, pudding, eggs, apple cider, oil, cinnamon & cloves in mixing bowl. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl and beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared bundt pan.



Bake 42-48 minutes (or until done). Let cool in the pan for 20 minutes.



While the cake is cooling, go outside and grill yourself a steak or two for dinner. Then go back in and make the glaze while the meat is resting.



Glaze: Heat confectioners sugar, cider and lemon zest in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until mixture is smooth.



Take cake out of pan and immediately pour glaze over the cake. Be sure that the cake and glaze is still warm so that it soaks down into the cake.

In other words don't take your sweet time taking pictures for your blog otherwise it the glaze will harden on top. Still good, but not great.



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What are you still here for? Go make this cake already!

118 comments:

Aleta said...

OMG - that cake looks yummy! And yes, I was still there and laughed at your parting comment. Also liked how you put the supper picture and said to cook supper. I was like, "Huh, what's this?" You make me laugh.

Meaghan said...

Wow that looks so yummy!!!

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Lump said...

yum sounds sooo good. If I wasn't the world's worst baker, I would definitely try this. Maybe I can get the BF to make it for me! ;)

blkitalianpride75 said...

The steak and the cake both look yummy!!!

Kat said...

Yummy. Really yummy. And the cake looks good, too :-)

Kori said...

I'll take my steak cooked medium please. Still pink not moo-ing. Then I'll have some of that super delicious looking cake.

Denise said...

Thanks for the heads up! Not only about MY blog (and like my least favorite post in quite some time) but also your Apple Cider Cake! Now that looks yummy, think I'm going to have to make it!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Yummy. I love glazes. And apple cider. And steak. And you.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Oh dear God....I'm gonna get fat just looking at all these recipes!

YUMMY looking cake!

Michelle said...

Oh, that sounds so yummy!

Hey Soccer mom, you should check out the cake on my blog that our Soccer Team mom made. :)

Anonymous said...

That looks so good...my sister is obligated to make an Amaretto cake for me every year, sisters are awesome! Now it's my turn to make one for her.

Shynea @ Penny Pinching Diva said...

I have most of the ingredients for this at home. I am definitely going to be making it this year. Probably for Christmas. Thank you so much for this recipe. I love apple cider.

Laura said...

MUST HAVE CAKE!!!

Happy sits day!

Rbarakat said...

Yummy! Can I came over? LOL! Happy sits day!

WhiteSockGirl said...

I don't do the baking thing,... but that surely looks good. I am going to use some unfavorable tactics and get someone to bake that cake for me!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

That looks delish! And I thought for sure you were going to say that you should go have a cocktail or two while waiting for the cake to bake - so the steak thing threw me off. (But that looks pretty good, too!)

cat said...

Oh send over a slice right now! Happy SITS day.

JamieH said...

YUMMY! Have a great SITS day!

Becky said...

Mmm, that looks delicious! Wish I had the ingredients for this right now!

Yaya said...

Yum! Have you seen the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"? I will now being saying 'bundt' all day.

Mimi said...

That sounds great!

Enjoy your SITS day.

Kari said...

Saying hi from SITS!

That cake looks so delicious, I would love to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

K said...

Looks fantastic!

Pam said...

Looks and sounds great! And it's easy! LOVE it! I'm copying it down right now.

Becky said...

Good! Easy! STARTS WITH A CAKE MIX!!! You've captured my heart :)

I will have to try this one!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Love it when you can jazz up a mix in a hurry! Looks delicious, thanks :)

Happy sits!

Tiffany said...

Oh yum! An apple cider glaze - delish! This one's getting copied into my recipe file.

Creative Junkie said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm - I might just have to break out my bundt pan for this.

Jessica - This Is Worthwhile said...

Great! I love a good recipe!

Lanie said...

Sounds delicious! Happy SITS day again!

lynn said...

Mmmm! That looks yummy and super easy too. That's my kind of recipe!

Happy SITS day!

James' Mommy said...

Looks yummy!

Cassie said...

WOW! That looks really amazing and I love to bake so I am definitely bookmarking this page! Thank you for sharing!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That cake looks and sounds absolutely delicious! I'm adding it to my recipe 'to do' file! ;)

Happy SITS Day! :)

Wolf said...

that looks so good!

i'm definitely going to try it sometime soon, as i've been baking like crazy lately and love to try new things!

happy SITS day!

natalie said...

I know what I'm making for Sunday dessert!

Denise said...

I might just have to make this cake for dinner tonight... now I'm hungry. Not compatible with losing weight, but hey! I joined a gym! So let me eat cake!

Rachel said...

Oh my word! I thought you were about to start the glaze with meat juice!

Little Miss Baker said...

Now this is my kind of post!! LOVE it and will def try it! Let me know if I can feature it on my site on a Friday. Check out my site too!! Happy SITS Day!!

Manic Mother said...

Yum! Looks delicious.

glenna said...

You are killing me with this good looking food. I'm strong.....I'll stick to my low cal diet for another 3 hours.

Kasey said...

Oh that looks so yummy.

Jessica said...

Yummy! Apple cake is good for me!

Laura said...

I'm not much of a baker, but I'm going to have to give this cake a try...Maybe this weekend.

Brandy said...

YUMM - O that looks like something i could make and trick people into thinking i can cook. go me.

happy sits day

Bre said...

Oh! This will soon be making a debut in my house!

Kara said...

Visiting from SITS. I am a sucker for Bundt cake and this one sounds fabulous! Love cakes that have glaze poured over them while they are warm. So yummy!!

Sugar Mommy said...

Looks yummy! Am saving this one in my file!

Happy SITS Day!

Rachel said...

What a delicious looking cake!

Ali said...

Mmmm...that looks and sounds delicious!

2 Little Irish Boys said...

I love CAKE!! Yummy!!

Industrioushead said...

It looks good! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

StampinMom said...

One word...YUMMY! Thanks for sharing...

Jamie :)

Rachel said...

That looks so awesome. I'm gonna try to make it gluten free.

Tonya said...

Looks delicious!

mommy4life said...

On my way to the store now!

Ashley said...

Not making that thing.....I'd eat the whole cake myself!

Bottles Barbies And Boys said...

I didn't see in the recipe a time to sh-ew the kids?

Charmaine said...

yummy, ymmy, yummy!!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Looks good!

koopermom said...

Mmmmmm......looks delicious!

meghanwelch said...

This looks delicious!

Jodi said...

Yummy!

Happy SITS!

gennysent said...

I love it. Homemade cake using cake mix!

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

Have you ever had apple cider donuts? oh they are good...and I made apple cider cupcakes...I even had apple cider buttercream if you can imagine.........alas it is spring..not that I am complaining

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

You are great, thanks!

Zeemaid said...

looks delicious.

Amy said...

Looks so delish!

Amy said...

Oh my goodness! That looks DEE-vine! I cannot wait to add it to my recipes, and who cares if it is the wrong season, I just may make this soon, because it looks so incredibly good. Thanks for the recipe!

Dianna said...

might be good to make for Mother's Day!

Chandy said...

Yummy! Have to try it!

Jen said...

I am writing down the recipe right now.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh my word....that looks gooooooood!

Ashley said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!

1) Dudette, you have Food Lion!!!? How I miss them so...
2) This cake looks amazing and doesn't require odd ingredients.
3) I need to buy a bunt pan.

Thanks for the post!
Have a great one!

Cammie said...

I think I just gained 5lbs
YUM!!

Michele said...

YUMMY!! Don't usually like cake, but this one makes me reconsider!! Gonna have to try it!! You have found a fan in me, signed up to follow, looking forward to it!!
Happy SITS Day!
~Michele from "It's in the Bag!"

Sapphire said...

Yummy!!

Sheryl said...

That cake looks ymmmy, definitley will make it. Wonder how many WW points a serving is?

Love you blog.

Melissa said...

Can I hear a YUM! That looks so good! Will without a doubt try that one!

tammy said...

What an easy and yummy looking cake. :) Congratulations on being the featured blog today.

Snowberry Creek said...

Your cake looks very tasty! I enjoyed the step by step instructions. My hubby will appreciate the step to stop and cook the steaks! lol I'll give your cake a try soon. :)

Mandy said...

Thanks for the awesome recipe! I love using my bundt pan, and this gives me an excuse! I can't wait to try it. :)

Tara said...

AHHHH!!!! that looks amazing!!! i ♥ me some cake like that!

What A Card said...

Yummy yum yum yum yum! I just got a bundt pan, and have never used it. This might just christen it!

Hillori said...

okay, I'm hungry now!

Joy said...

Thanks for sharing that awesome recipe!

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

I wonder if this could be made with "hard cider"?

Kristen said...

Yum. That looks really good.

Janna Bee said...

I am so drooling right now!

Mandy said...

My mouth is watering....

Annikke said...

That looks so yummy! I need to buy a bundt pan and I am SO making this cake!! Thanks for the recipe!

HAPPY SITS day (yes, I started at the recipe post first....my butt will tell you how much I love food!)

gretsky22 said...

Looks like a great cake! I might wait til fall to make it though, since I like the fresh cider from the orchard. Hahaha, love the part about making steaks! Great post.

Susan said...

MMMMM....now I'm hungry! Better go think about cooking dinner. Can I feed my family cake for dinner?

AP said...

oh that does look good, Happy SITS day

Sarah said...

Yummy! I am writing this one down!

Pricilla said...

I'll bet there is a lot of baking going on tonight.
Happy SITS day

meandtheblueskies.com said...

Yummy! A wonderful cake for a wonderful SITS day! Woo Hoo! (And that steak looked pretty good, too.)

Cookie Brochette said...

That looks great! You had me at "bundt." I could probably eat my own head made into the shape of a bundt. LOL

Cookie B.
Lightbulb Cuisine Real food from an Easy Bake Oven

southernrose said...

Looks yummalicious! Sounds a little like one we make during the holidays except with Southern Comfort - yum!

Hope you're enjoying your SITS day!

Anita said...

Yummmm, happy SITS day!

Kristi_runwatch said...

yummmm-o. don't you love recipes that start with a cake mix?? I'm posting my fav one tomorrow, so you're welcome to stop in! :)

Tanielle said...

Looks yummy! Hope your day has been a great one!

Lizgizzy said...

Love your blog!
The meat through me a little, had to do a blog double-take, but both the cake and the meat are perfection

Elizabeth Howard said...

What a great and easy recipe! Thanks for sharing it on your blog.

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

Stopping by from SITS. Hope you're enjoying your day in the spotlight! I'm drooling already ... gotta go buy me a bunt pan though. :)

April said...

oh, YUM. i make a similar cake, but yours comes out a lot prettier :-)

Mama Nut said...

Yummy!!!

Kim said...

YUM! Thanks for sharing. I will definately be trying it!

Mommy of Many said...

I'm feeling a little hungry after that post!

becca greene said...

happy fb day. cake looks yummy and i love that you used generics in the pics.

Sera said...

Mmmmm, this cake looks SO good, and so easy, too! I'm definitely going to try it out. Thanks for the recipe (and yummy photos!) - and congrats on being featured at SITS!

Bethany said...

That cake looks absolutely delicious!!

Puanani503 said...

wow..that looks tasty! I'd like to try that recipe also..can you use apple juice if you don't have any cider? congrats on being featured @ SITS and happy Thursday!

christy rose said...

Wow! Everything looks delicious!

Robin said...

I just dropped in to grab your cake recipe. :-D
Thanks for sharing this.

Hope your day is beautiful.

Rachael said...

Oh my God, that looks so delicious!

Michelle said...

Oh wow, i can actually smell it. Oh wait, that's my daughters obsession with hand sanitizer. Never mind. But it sure looks good.

Michelle said...

Mmmm yum yum yum. I love apple flavored sweets. This looks great! Thanks for sharing.