Nothing screams fall is here more than the smell of apples and warm spices. That’s exactly what you get with this apple cider bundt cake.

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Not only is this apple cider bundt cake pleasant to look at but it smells like you’re walking through an apple orchard in the fall. The taste? Just imagine enjoying apple cider donuts in cake form. The texture is dense and moist like a warm slice of pound cake. There are also apple chunks sprinkled throughout the cake. I opted to peel mine for this but you can leave the skin on if preferred. The whole-wheat flour in this recipe adds a unique and inviting taste. It is honestly hard to stop at just one slice!

This time of year is always so special to me. It’s the air getting a bit more chilly, the leaves turning colors, the chunky sweaters and boots, all the fun baking, and it’s the pumpkin spice lattes that signal fall is here.

Things to note about the ingredients

I know the ingredient list may seem a little daunting but most of the ingredients are ones that you already have in your pantry. Some that you may not have on hand would be the apple cider and whole wheat flour. The cinnamon sugar mix is completely optional. I opted to sprinkle some over the apple cider glaze more for aesthetic purposes. I highly recommend making the accompanying glaze. You’ll already have a bottle of apple cider open, so why not?

Why do you use whole wheat flour in this recipe?

This is what gives the cake that apple cider donut taste to it. It adds a nice, nutty flavor.

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Looking for another delicious bundt cake recipe? Check out our Gluten Free Rum Raisin Bundt Cake!

Apple cider bundt cake with a slice that has been cut.

Apple Cider Bundt Cake with an Apple Cider Glaze

This cake has bits of apple in it and is topped off with an apple cider glaze, then sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Enjoy this cake all throughout the fall season!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 14


  • Bundt cake pan


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup apple sauce, unsweetened
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 apple, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Apple Cider Glaze

  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tbsp apple cider

Cinnamon & Sugar Mix

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray your bundt pan with cooking spray or cooking spray with flour (I prefer this one when working with intricate molds).
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together both flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In another medium sized bowl, whisk together eggs, apple cider, apple sauce, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Add mixture to bowl of dry ingredients. Mix until well combined. Gently, fold in cubed apple pieces.
  • Pour mixture into greased bundt pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cake cool in bundt pan on a cooling rack for 15 minutes before releasing from the mold. After releasing cake from mold, continue to let cake cool on a cooling rack.
  • Drizzle your apple cider glaze onto the cake and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve and enjoy!

Apple Cider Glaze

  • In a bowl, combine confectioner's sugar with 2 tbsp of apple cider.

Cinnamon & Sugar Mix

  • In a smalll bowl, combine 1 tsp of cinnamon with 1/4 cup granulated sugar.


Cake can be stored at room temperature in a cake carrier for 5 days to a week.
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