If I could, I would declare this Spiced Apple Cider Loaf Cake THE loaf cake of fall. With reduced apple cider (aka ultra flavorful), plenty of cinnamon and nutmeg, a tender, moist cake - it's just so delicious. You're going to fall (haha) in love with this one, promise.
Ingredients for this Spiced Apple Cider Loaf Cake
- Apple cider
- All purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Granulated sugar
- Light brown sugar
- Canola oil
- Vanilla extract
IS REDUCING THE APPLE CIDER NECESSARY?
Short answer: yes! Reducing the apple cider condenses the flavor and produces a stronger cider flavor. Without doing this, you likely won't taste any cider in your loaf. It's painless and worth it step!
KITCHEN EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED
- Sauce pan
- Loaf pan
- Parchment paper
- Measuring cups
- 2x medium bowls
- Spoon or spatula
HOW TO MAKE THIS LOAF CAKE
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350℉. Reduce the apple cider by half. Do so by bringing it to a boil on high heat and then reducing to a simmer on medium-low heat for about 8-10 minutes.
Step 2: Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl - flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt. Mix to combine.
Step 3: Combine all wet ingredients into a separate bowl - apple cider, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, canola oil, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
Step 4: Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix together until just combined. Pour into a greased + lined loaf pan, and sprinkle with 1 tbsp granulated sugar and ½ tsp cinnamon. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a tester comes out with little to no crumbs. Allow to cool slightly before removing from the pan.