Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cider Donut Cake


Apple cider donuts are a delicious treat, so imagine having an entire cake to enjoy? It’s not just for breakfast, but for mid-morning brunch, a snack, or even dessert and completely dairy-free.

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cider Cake

  • Servings: 12
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Apple cider donut flavor in a cinnamon sugar coated cake.


recipe by: Gourmetmarichef


  • 3 c. all-purpose flour + more for pan dusting
  • 1 c. apple cider
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp. plant-based dairy free butter
  • ¾ c. canola oil
  • ¾ c. unsweetened applesauce (I used my  Unsweetened Homemade Applesauce )
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1 ½ c. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

cinnamon sugar for coating the cake

  • ½ c. sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon


preheat oven to 350°
  1. Using 1 tbsp. of the dairy-free butter, coat the Bundt-style cake pan and dust flour over the surface.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl: flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a different medium bowl, hand whisk the sugar, oil, egg, cider, applesauce, and vanilla.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the greased and floured pan.
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. 
  7. After the cake cools for 10 minutes, gently remove from the pan and let it cool completely.
  8. Melt the dairy-free butter in the microwave for 15 seconds. Brush the entire cake surface with the butter.
  9. Generously apply the cinnamon sugar all over the cake, even all the sides just like a cinnamon sugar apple cider donut.

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