Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Apple Cider Doughnut Cake
1 stick plus 1 TBSP salted butter, softened
1 1/2 c. apple cider
1/2 c. milk, slightly warmed in microwave
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
3 large eggs
1/4 c. oil
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil the inside of a bundt pan, get in all the creases.
Place the apple cider in a small pan, bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool, Mix with the warmed milk.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices.
In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy. Stir vanilla into the eggs, add into sugar mixture, mix in oil and apple cider/milk mix. Beat all this mixture into the flour mixture for a couple of minutes.
Pour batter into the bundt pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick, I use knife, inserted in center comes out clean. My oven cooks faster, it was 30-35 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes in pan, then invert over a cooling rack and remove from pan.
Make a powdered sugar and milk glaze and drizzle over the top. ~I made up my powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and milk frosting, heated about 20 to 25 seconds in microwave so I could drizzle over the cake.
Then take a photo and put a flower vase in front to mask you hurriedly drizzled the glaze over the cake, because dinner was ready, and call it a day. :D
BTW, My daughter brought that flower to me from the yard, so sweet, they're never too old to bring Mom a flower from the yard. :)