Apple Cider Pound Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min.


16 servings

Updated: Sep. 13, 2022
Fall in New England is so beautiful, and the apples here are the best! This apple cider cake is a family favorite and I like to serve it with hot cocoa.


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  1. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir together all dry ingredients; set aside. Combine cider and vanilla. Add dry ingredients alternately with cider mixture to batter. Mix until well blended. Spoon into a greased 10-in. angel food cake pan or fluted tube pan.
  2. Bake at 325° for 1 hour 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. Meanwhile, combine icing ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. While cake is warm, drizzle half of icing over cake. Serve remaining icing over individual cake servings if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 469 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.