Unlike apple juice, apple cider is not filtered. So it has a stronger and fresher apple flavor. When used in the batter for donuts, it infuses fresh fall deliciousness. This cake captures all the essence of the donuts, without frying in hot oil. It's an easy way to enjoy this autumn favorite!
Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease your bundt pan very well with Crisco shortening.
Sift the dry ingredients together and whisk the wet ingredients. Then add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk until just combined.
Pour the batter into the greased bundt pan and bake for 45-50 minutes until atoothpick inserted near the center comes out nearly clean.
Remove the cake from the oven and cool in the bundt pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. While still warm, turn the cake out onto a plate.
Use a pastry brush to coat the cake with melted butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Serve warm or at room temperature. Cut into slices and enjoy on its own. or with ice cream, whipped cream, or caramel sauce.
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