Festive and Filling, Try This Apple Cider Cake Recipe

This apple cider cake recipe is a delicious way to celebrate favorite seasonal harvests!

Note: this is an adaptation of a recipe found in Meredith Corporation’s 1985 cookbook, Good Home Cooking.


  • 1 cup of sweet butter that has been softened
  • ½ cup of shortening
  • 3 cups of white sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of allspice
  • ¾ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 cup of apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Confectioners sugar


  1. Be sure that an oven has been preheated to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease and flour a 10-inch cake tube pan.
  3. In a mixer, cream the butter and the shortening until they become fluffy.
  4. Add the sugar into the mixture, and beat the ingredients together for 10 minutes on a medium speed.
  5. One by one, place the eggs into the mixture, beating well after each addition.
  6. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and then the beat this dry mixture into what is now the batter.
  7. Beat the apple cider and the vanilla extract into the batter, then pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 75-80 minute, until a knife inserted into the center of the apple cider cake comes out clean.
  9. Allow the apple cider cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack.
  10. Dust the apple cider cake with confectioners sugar, then serve.

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