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Sparkling Cider Pound Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Makes

12 servings

This pound cake is incredible and completely reminds me of fall with every bite. Using sparkling apple cider in the batter and the glaze gives it a delicious and unique flavor. I love everything about it! —Nikki Barton, Providence, Utah
Sparkling Cider Pound Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sparkling apple cider
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons sparkling apple cider

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottom of a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan with parchment; grease parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with cider, beating well after each addition.
  3. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40-50 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth; spoon over top of cake, allowing it to flow over sides.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 308 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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