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The Best Apple Cider Snack Cake

The ultimate Apple Cider Snack Cake is the best of the best and a staple fall dessert that will be loved by all. Spiced apple cider is a delicious treat to sip on, but when added to a cake, it is next level good!
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Course: Cakes
Cuisine: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 309kcal


Apple Cider Snack Cake

  • 2 ¼ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 12 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter Room Temperature
  • 1 ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Unsweetend Apple Sauce
  • 1 Cup Spiced Apple Cider

Maple Glaze

  • Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar add more to make it thicker


Apple Cider Snack Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a 9 inch square cake pan with pan spray and lightly coated in flour
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon; set aside
  • In a mixing bowl with paddle attachment, cream together the butter and light brown sugar until light and fluffy
  • Whisk together the eggs and unsweetened apple sauce and add the mixture to the creamed butter and sugar; continue mixing until fully combined
  • Start adding the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl, alternating with the spiced apple cider; repeat until all ingredients are incorporated and fully combined
  • Pour the Apple Cider Snack Cake batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cake springs back at the touch or a cake taster comes out clean
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool while preparing the Maple Glaze

Maple Glaze

  • Place the powdered sugar in a medium bowl; set aside
  • In a small saucepan, combine the maple syrup and butter and heat on medium until the butter is fully melted
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat, add in the vanilla extract and then pour the mixture over the powdered sugar
  • Whisk vigorously until the glaze is smooth and shiny (if you want the glaze to be thicker, add more powdered sugar at this time)
  • Spread the Maple Glaze over the top of the Apple Cider Snack Cake
  • Allow the glaze to set for 10 minutes before cutting and serving


Room Temperature Ingredients
Make sure that all your ingredients are at room temperature before starting. This will ensure that every things mixes well and bakes evenly
Spiced Apple Cider
This is very important…do NOT use Vinegar!! This cake is made with Spiced Apple Cider and will taste really bad if made with apple cider vinegar! If you cannot find Spiced Apple Cider, regular Apple Cider will work great as well!
Maple Glaze
The most amazing glaze and made with only four ingredients! Make sure to use 100% pure maple syrup for the best flavor. Adjust the thickness of the glaze by adding more or less powdered sugar! 


Serving: 12people | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 339IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg
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