Apple Cider Donut Cake


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup homemade applesauce
  • 3/4 cup spiced apple cider
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp spiced apple cider
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, melted butter, apple sauce, and apple cider. Using a hand mixer at medium-low speed, mix until combined.
  • Add in the yellow cake mix, use the hand mixer again to combine.
  • Add brown sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon into the batter. Using a spatula gently fold the mixture.
  • Pour into a prepared Instant Pot 7” non-stick fluted cake pan. Pan should be buttered and floured evenly. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Add 1 cup of water into your Instant Pot. Using the trivet, lower the cake pan into the Instant Pot.
  • Pressure Cook on High for 50 minutes.
  • While cooking, mix: sugar and cinnamon for topping.
  • In a separate bowl whisk: powdered sugar, apple cider, and cinnamon. Whisk until smooth and to desired consistency.
  • Once the timer is up, do a Quick Release of the pressure and remove the cake pan from the Instant Pot.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes. Uncover the cake pan and flip onto a serving platter.
  • Sprinkle Cinnamon Sugar topping, then drizzle the Apple Cider Icing on top.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!
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