Posted on May 12, 2016

Baking with Apple Cider

Apple Cider Cakes, baked with McCutcheon's Apple Cider
Wow!  That is all I can say about this recipe I stumbled upon. I love my apple cider. But boy do I like my apple cider turned into a glaze and drizzled all over my favorite apple cider cakes, cookies, and muffins.
Always on the search for recipes I can introduce McCutcheon’s products to, I was led to a blog called Alana Bread. In the blogging world, it is fairly common for bloggers to pass on to their cohorts little wisdoms. In this case, Alana Bread used a recipe from  blogger Diana Deserts and created her own version of it. Now, I am following in their footsteps, adding a little McCutcheon’s flavor, and sharing my version of this recipe with all of you.
Apple Cider Cakes with Apple Cider Glaze

Apple Cider Cakes  (adapted from Diana’s Desserts via Alana Bread)

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup McCutcheon’s Apple Sauce
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup McCutcheon’s Apple Cider
  • 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

Apple Cider Glaze

  • 1 cup icing sugar mixture
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup McCutcheon’s Apple Cider
For the baked goods:
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In another bowl combine wet ingredients: beaten egg, brown sugar, apple sauce, maple syrup, apple cider, yoghurt and vegetable oil. Give them a quick whisk then add your bowl of dry ingredients. Whisk until just combined.
  4. Divide your mixture between pans/tins of your choosing. For a donut pan bake for 10 minutes, for mini donuts and baby cupcakes bake for 5-7 minutes or until the tops spring back when touched.
  5. Allow the cupcakes, or whatever baked goods you are dabbling in, to cool to warm and then dip then in the glaze.

For the apple glaze

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the cider to a boil. Allow the cider to boil down until about 1/4 cup remains.
  2. Combine icing sugar, cinnamon and cider in a small bowl and stir well to remove any lumps.
  3. Take your cooled baked goods and dip the part your would like to be iced into the glaze. As the warm baked goods cool the glaze will harden. YUM!